Captain and goalkeeper Grant Shenton has announced that he will be leaving the club at the end of the 2015/16 season.
Grant prepared the statement below but www.rammyunited.co.uk caught up with a sore and aching Grant following the 0-3 defeat to Marine. His full and frank interview can be found at the bottom of his web forum statement which is below.
GRANT SHENTON – RAMSBOTTOM UNITED 2010-2016
To every Ramsbottom United fan reading this and non-Rammy fans who may have paid your hard-earned money to watch me play the game I love, thank you. But this is goodbye to the Rammy faithful and all associated with the club – my last game as a player will be on the 23rd April against Ilkeston.
I have some great memories playing for this club, promotions, winning games and sadly a recent relegation I have learned and achieved more in my time here than I could have ever wished for. When I first signed, I was a young, naive kid and I leave a young man with a young family with two children on my own. So, for those of you who have been here since my first day, it’s been a great journey.
Now though my time has come to go onto pastures new. I want and need a new challenge, to push myself in my own career and I believe by leaving I can potentially achieve that. Ramsbottom will always have a place in my heart and when I can, I will always visit.
So, thank you to everyone and please come say hello in the clubhouse. I’ll have a chat and a pint with anyone who would like to.
All the best for the future
GRANT’s INTERVIEW FOLLOWING THE MARINE GAME on 16th APRIL 2016
The full interview with Shents can be heard here …… http://rammyunited.podbean.com/e/grant-shenton-of-ramsbottom-united-explains-his-reasons-for-leaving-the-club-at-end-of-20152016-season/