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Grantham Town player of the season Craig Westcarr set to leave the club

The Gingerbreads' star striker this season has announced that he is leaving the club.

Despite being named the Gingerbread's player of the season, Craig Westcarr will be moving on from the Meres.

The 35-year-old striker joined Town from Matlock in 2019, and has since gone on to score 18 goals in 31 appearances this season.

Craig Westcarr announced that he will be leaving the club. (25830727)
Craig Westcarr announced that he will be leaving the club. (25830727)

After such a prolific season, Westcarr completed a clean sweep of awards as Grantham "celebrated the season that never was".

The forward received the Frank Baxter Cup, voted for by fans, as well as taking home the Jack Macartney Award.

Upon winning the awards, Westcarr said: “I’m obviously really grateful to be awarded the Frank Baxter Cup, to be voted a supporters favourite is the top prize you can get.

“The supporters have been great all season, even when things weren’t going the way we wanted. They deserve a good season whenever that starts again.

“The hat trick at Lancaster and the strike at home to Stalybridge are the ones that stand out.”

Manager, Martin McIntosh said: “Craig Westcarr has left of his own accord which is fine; but to be honest I want to put my own stamp on the squad.

"Craig played once for me but he departs with my best wishes and I thank him for his efforts.”

McIntosh also confirmed that Tim Ryan would be his assistant manager ahead of next season.

He said: “Tim will be my assistant and will be helping me out in terms of the coaching and recruitment side of things.

“I’ve known Tim for a long time having worked with him at previous jobs such as Buxton and he will be a great addition to the coaching staff we already have here with Greg Young as a player/coach and then also Adam Smith who was here the last two seasons.”

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