'The club will always have a special place in my heart': Clayton Fortune leaves Weston-super-Mare Football Club
PUBLISHED: 09:27 03 November 2016 | UPDATED: 09:31 03 November 2016
Weston Football Club have announced the departure of defender – and former captain – Clayton Fortune after two years at The Woodspring Stadium.
The Seagulls have ‘regretfully’ released the 33-year-old as new head coach Scott Bartlett looks to create his own squad.
Doubts were cast over the centre-half’s future when he was ommitted from the squad at Oxford City two weeks ago and it has been revealed Fortune is ‘not part of Bartlett’s plans going forward’.
A statement from the club read: “Clayton has given loyal service to the club throughout two spells at the Woodspring Stadium and has been a very popular member of the squad. During the current season Clayton has been a good captain.
“In releasing Clayton from his contract now we hope this will assist him in finding another club very shortly.”
Fortune added: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the club. The players are amazing both on and off the pitch – some of the weirdest but best I’ve come across in football.
“The fans and staff, from the stewards to the boardroom have been great since day one and I wish the club the very best in the future. I will keep an eye on the results and the club will have a place in my heart and maybe I will return in another capacity.”
Read the thoughts of Scott Bartlett after their 3-1 loss at the weekend by clicking on this link.