City of Liverpool FC say that Craig Cairns has informed manager Craig Robinson that with his wife due to have a baby, he will not be joining the squad for 2019/20.
Manager Robinson said: “As disappointing as it is, I understand his decision with him and his wife expecting their second child this week and being unable to commit after the club getting promoted.
“I’d like to thank Cairns for his efforts in this memorable season. He never seemed to stop running, and I know he is disappointed himself to be leaving, as winning the league was the highlight of his career!
“Not only has he been a great player for us but he’s a good, honest lad and I’d like to wish him and his family all the best for the future.”