Hunter leaves Lancaster City for Kendal as Brown shakes up Blues squad

Garry Hunter.
Garry Hunter.

Garry Hunter has joined Lancaster City’s Evo-Stik First Division North rivals Kendal Town as new manager Phil Brown shakes up his Dolly Blues squad.

The experienced former Morecambe midfielder spent two seasons with The Dolly Blues with the club announcing his departure by mutual consent on Saturday morning.

Hunter was the club’s player of the year after a fine 2013-2014 season and with the assistance of Danny Carlton briefly acted as caretaker manager after the departures of Darren Peacock and Trevor Sinclair earlier this season.

His place in the 3-2 win over Ossett Town was taken by new signing Chris Churchman, the midfielder arriving after his contract had been cancelled by Stockport County.

Experienced full back Rob Henry was also back at Giant Axe on Saturday and is expected to take up a player-coach role having left Kendal Town. He is joined by Tommy Watson is making the short trip south.

One player the subject of plenty of interest, but still understood to be with the Dolly Blues, is Aaron Taylor with both Glossop North End and Workington making approaches for the front man.

On the field the Dolly Blues are next in action when they host Clitheroe at Giant Axe on Tuesday night.