Ramsbottom United can confirm that Richie Baker has left the club.

The 33-year-old has joined fellow NPL side Clitheroe.

Baker, a former Football League player with Bury & Oxford made 27 appearances in a Rams shirt after joining in late 2019 under Chris Willcock.

He also scored three goals for the club, the most recent being in the 5-4 FA Cup defeat against Barnoldswick on Saturday.

By joining the team at Shawbridge, he links up with management duo and former Rams players Billy Priestley and Gary Stopforth, the latter Baker played with at Stockport and Colne.

Speaking on Twitter, after his departure he said: All the best @RamsbottomUtd great club with brilliant people in the background that keep the club moving”

Manager Lee Donafee commented also, “I’m sad to see him go he was a very good player for Rammy over the seasons.

I wanted him to be integral to the rebuild under myself but other opportunities have opened up for him.

He was well respected in the dressing room and will be missed. I wish him well with his new challenge.”

We’d like to wish Richie all the best in his move to Clitheroe Football Club

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