Blow For Whitby As Starman Hopson Asks To Leave The Turnbull Ground

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Whitby Town midfielder Dale Hopson has requested to leave the club.

The former Darlington man had been negotiating an extension to his contract with the Seasiders but after prolonged discussions, he has decided to turn down the offer made by the club.

Last season Hopson enjoyed a successful season scoring 30 goals in all competitions as Chris Hardy’s men just missed out on the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division playoffs, but the 25-year-old wants to test himself at a higher level and believes the time is right to do.

The club doesn’t wish to stand in his way of progressing to a higher level.

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Freelance Journalist based in the North of England. Having supported Chorley FC for the majority of his life, Richard moved down to Stoke-on-Trent to study Journalism at Staffordshire University in 2011, he graduated with a 2:1 three years later. He has since worked as Press Officer of Nantwich Town between 2014-2016 and led the coverage of the Dabbers run to the FA Trophy semi-final in 2016. Richard also wrote and published his first book in May 2016 about Nantwich Town and their greatest moment when the club won the FA Vase in 2006. The book is entitled When Nantwich Turned The Vase Green. Richard can often be found at games on a Saturday covering matches for a a number of newspapers across England.

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