Frickley Athletic’s hopes of gaining promotion from the Evo-Stik League’s East Division have been dealt a blow with prolific scoring striker Gavin Allott leaving the club.
Allott, fourth in the all-time list of Frickley scorers, has been given an opportunity to play at a higher level and the Blues have not stood in his way with manager Spencer Fearn wishing him well for the future and thanking him for his efforts at the Westfield Lane club in his time in charge.
Allott said: “I would like to thank everyone involved at Frickley and I enjoyed my time back at the club.
“I was gutted we didn’t win promotion last season and wish everyone well and hope that you can get back in to the Premier Division.”
Frickley have received some happier news with the loan of Mansfield Town midfielder Ali Smith being extended until mid-November.
Smith is on the way back from injury and has been receiving treatment at his parent club, but will be welcomed back to Frickley by manager Fearn.
He said: “Ali is a week or so away and it’s really positive news that Richard Cooper and the team at Mansfield wish for him to return for at least another month.
“We expect him to be back in training with us in the next week to 10 days.”
On the injury front another loan player, Teddy Bloor, has been assessed and his injury may not be the hamstring tear it was feared it was with Fearn hopeful he could be back training next week.