Ryan Croasdale leaves Aggborough after handing in a transfer request…
By Matty Paddock - 22/06/2018
Posted 2 years ago
Kidderminster Harriers can confirm it has reluctantly accepted a transfer request from Ryan Croasdale, enabling him to move to National League side AFC Fylde.
Croasdale, has been an influential part of the squad for the last two seasons, and our 2017/18 captain.
However, changes in his personal circumstances necessitate a need to be closer to home and, as such, Ryan has formally requested he be allowed to leave Aggborough to complete a move to Mill Farm.
Chairman Colin Gordon stated: “This was not something we had planned for and had expected Ryan to again lead us next season but, ultimately, as a young man with a young family, we have a duty to support him in his wishes, and this is something he has specifically requested.
“But while the Manager fully understands Ryan’s reasoning, he’s equally adamant that anyone who doesn’t want to be here is welcome to move on.
“…we have a duty to support him in his wishes…” Colin Gordon on Ryan Croasdale
“His focus is solely on working with the squad we’re putting together for next season.”
Ryan departs having made 91 appearances for Harriers, scoring ten goals. AFC have agreed to pay £50,000 for Croasdale as part of a deal that includes potential future payments and a substantial ‘sell on’.
The Chairman added: “While I understand supporters will be disappointed to see Ryan leave us, they can be assured that our record for recruiting and developing new talent is second to none, and we’re working hard to make sure that what is already an exciting squad for next season is strengthened even further.”
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