Jake Eggleton has left Hampton & Richmond Borough this week, after taking up a scholarship offer from Loughborough University.
Described as “an offer he couldn’t really refuse”, the defender’s scholarship will see him head to the East Midlands with manager Gary McCann’s best wishes.
“We wish Jake well upon his new direction,” said the manager. “I am disappointed that the fans didn’t get to see Jake kick on and reach the heights that he achieved with me last season, but that’s football.”
As mentioned to the media team in his pre-match interview at Dulwich Hamlet, McCann will continue to look at “one or two” players to address the shortcomings that Eggleton’s departure brings.