We would like to pass on our best wishes to Tom Smyth who has been released by the club.
Tom, who arrived at Chorley from Colwyn Bay in the summer of 2014, looked to be forming a formidable partnership with captain Andy Teague last season until injuries began to blight his season. In a bid to build up his fitness this season he has played for both Ashton United and Trafford, while still registered with Chorley, but has now moved on to find regular football.
Talking about the news he said: “I’m gutted to be leaving the club but I need game time. Injuries obviously haven’t helped me, but I’d like to give a big thanks to everyone for their love and support. I’d like to wish the club all the very best of luck this season and hopefully go one better than last season. Victory Park is a great place with great people behind it.”
In other news, fellow defender Adam Dodd has signed dual registration forms with local rivals Bamber Bridge. Adam joined the club at the same time as Tom and has also suffered from injuries. He is now back to full fitness but has joined Brig to regain much needed match sharpness.
Striker Marcus Carver and defender Chris Doyle have returned to their parent clubs, Accrington Stanley and Morecambe respectively. Due to loan rules, it means neither cannot return to the club until the January transfer window opens. Manager Matt Jansen said: “Marcus has been great for us and I’m sure we’ll see him again in the distant future while everyone knows what Chris is capable of and he's been immense whenever he has played for either myself of Garry."
Marcus Carver and Chris Doyle