Southport director Ian Kyle says that captain David Morgan’s move to Accrington Stanley is more than merited.

The midfield man made the move this week to join the League One side, with Southport having previously turned down an approach from a National League club.

On the 26-year-old’s departure, Kyle told Southport’s website:

“Steve, Liam and I wish David all the very best as regards to his move to Accrington Stanley. David has been the very epitome of a club captain, and has very much become Mr Southport FC.

“We were very reluctant to let him go, and indeed rejected a bid from a National League side, with David himself expressing his preference to stay with Southport. The bid from Accrington Stanley brought with it mixed feelings, as although we did not want David to leave, we feel that he has more than earned the opportunity to make the jump from National League North to League One.

“We are sure that David can follow in the footsteps of Dion Charles and achieve the success that he deserves in his career.”

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