Ryman League Premier Division club Burgess Hill Town announced that Scott Kirkwood has left Leylands Park after four seasons.
Manager Ian Chapman spoke with Kirkwood, who felt he needed to be playing regularly at this time of his career.
As much as Chapman didn`t want him to leave at this time, he was unable to promise him that.
for the future.
Meanwhile, the club have received international clearance and have therefore completed the signing of Cheick Toure.
Toure is a centre-half who last played in France for FC Lorient.
The Hillians have also completed the re-signing of centre forward Sam Gargan.
The 27-year-old former Brighton & Hove Albion and Worthing man has been training with Burgess Hill since pre-season and returns to the club after a brief spell with Vanarama National League South side Whitehawk at the end of last season.