Defender Gavin Clark has left Lancaster City in search of guaranteed first-team football.
The popular left-footer has been part of the first-team set-up at Giant Axe since 2012.
However, after being dropped from the squad, Clark – who lists Morecambe and Kendal Town among his former clubs – has decided to seek pastures new.
“Gav came to me and said that he wanted guaranteed first-team football and obviously no manager can guarantee that,” boss Phil Brown said.
“I pick the team on a performance basis and Gav came out of the squad last weekend.
“He would probably only have been missing for a short period, but he said he wanted guaranteed football .
“No manager can do that so he decided it was time for pastures new and so I thank him for his help.”
Clark is not the only player who has gone out of the exit door this week – goalkeeper Chris Cheetham has joined Skelmersdale United.
“Chris was finding it difficult to get the goalkeeper shirt back with Joshua Powell in front of him.
“He wanted to play and I am not going to stand in any player’s way.”