Blues Rocked by Skipper Revelation

Blues Rocked by Skipper Revelation

Club Captain, Liam King has today had his contract cancelled by mutual consent. King, who has been injured since October, took the steps to initiate the discussion with chairman Richard Kane following a number of setbacks in his quest to regain his fitness. Preferring to relinquish his wage and concentrate on his long-term health and well-being, the popular thirty-one year old took the unusual steps of requesting his contract be cancelled.

The news comes following a prolonged period out of action with a serious back injury picked up in October. The tenacious midfielder turned out for the Reserves and also made a late cameo in the 4-1 victory over Workington but has suffered a further set back in his quest for a return to full fitness. And ultimately felt it only right to end his contract.

"I’ve done everything within my ability to get myself fit again, but I just need time to get my head straight, as well as my body. I play football for enjoyment And I am gutted that I am having to make this decision. I really believe that if I was fit, I could have had an even bigger impact on the squad leading by example". Keeping his options open in regard to playing again, Liam wanted to point out, "I have not ruled out playing again, I just need the time to get my health in order and regain fitness".

Gainsborough Trinity will retain King’s Evo-Stik playing registration, whilst he is still keen to see Trinity succeed and was quick to assure supporters, "I want Gainsborough to do well. There are some fantastic people behind the scenes, that I have loved playing for. That I have loved representing, I just couldn’t take money out of the club when I am not out there on the pitch. I will still be involved around the club, I wanted the club to keep my registration because I do still feel a big part of the squad".

A fully committed player, who wears his heart on his sleeve, King made seventeen appearances this season, scoring three goals in the process, the most notable being the memorable opener in the 2-0 home win over Mickleover Sports at the Martin & Co Arena. Despite his contract being cancelled, Liam will not be a stranger to the Trinity faithful, still intending on being a big presence around the club, particularly at home games, so please don’t be afraid to say hello and talk to him about football - just don’t ask him about his back! #TrinityFamily #inittogether

Written by Rob Hughes

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