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Luca Havern issues heartfelt message as skipper departs AFC Telford

AFC Telford skipper Luca Havern has left the club.

Luca Havern has left the Bucks.
Luca Havern has left the Bucks.

The 28-year-old was one of the Bucks' stand out performers in a tough season, but will not be carrying on with the club in the 2017/18 campaign.

The club confirmed the decision in a statement online.

"AFC Telford United can confirm Luca Havern has left the club and will not be staying with the Bucks next season." read the statement.

"After discussions with management duo Rob Smith and Larry Chambers both parties felt it was best the player moved on.

"Luca found traveling very difficult towards the end of last season with working in Manchester so will be looking for a club closer to home."

Rob Smith was full of praise regarding his Skipper, wishing him all the best as he continues his career.

"Luca has been an excellent captain on and off the field and more importantly was a great lad to have at the club." said Smith.

"As skipper, he was a pleasure to work with and he will be a player I will keep in contact with in the future."

The captain posted a message to fans on Twitter following the news.

"I want to say thank you to everyone involved at AFC Telford." said Havern.

"I enjoyed every minute of last season and although we had ups and downs on the pitch, I hold my time with the club in the highest regard.

"Keep showing your support for this great club and I look forward to coming back to the New Bucks Head at some point in the future."

Havern is the latest player to leave Telford, following the departures of last season's top scorer Josh Wilson and forward Connor McCarthy.

Smith has already moved to bolster his squad with the signings of Shane Sutton and Kieran Dunbar.

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