Captain and goalkeeper Grant Shenton has announced that he will be leaving Ramsbottom United, relegated from the Evo-Stik Northern Premeir League Premier Division, at the end of the season.
Shenton said: “To every Ramsbottom United fan reading this and non-Rammy fans who may have paid your hard-earned money to watch me play the game I love, thank you. But this is goodbye to the Rammy faithful and all associated with the club – my last game as a player will be on the 23rd April against Ilkeston FC.
“I have some great memories playing for this club, promotions, winning games and, sadly, a recent relegation. I have learned and achieved more in my time here than I could have ever wished for. When I first signed, I was a young, naive kid and I leave a young man with a young family with two children on my own. So, for those of you who have been here since my first day, it’s been a great journey.
“Now though my time has come to go onto pastures new. I want and need a new challenge, to push myself in my own career and I believe by leaving I can potentially achieve that. Ramsbottom will always have a place in my heart and when I can, I will always visit.”