'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

Clayton Fortune has been at Weston for the past two years.

Clayton Fortune has been at Weston for the past two years.

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Weston Football Club have announced the departure of defender – and former captain – Clayton Fortune after two years at The Woodspring Stadium.

Clayton Fortune tries his luck. Picture by Wayne Whitworth.Clayton Fortune tries his luck. Picture by Wayne Whitworth.

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.

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