Kingstonian’s Louie Theophanous has left the club by mutual consent, joining Romford.

The K’s manager Hayden Bird explained the forward’s departure by saying: “Although this will come as a shock to our supporters, I’m asking everyone to trust me. This decision has been made after a series of discussions and great consideration from myself, the player and the board of directors.

“Louie contacted me on Saturday evening and explained that due to circumstances outside of football, he is finding it increasingly difficult to commit to Kingstonian. We spoke again at length on Sunday and Louie was of the same mindset.

“I asked if there was anything we could do as a club to help him, if he wanted to play his football elsewhere or if he was looking for a transfer. He was adamant that he feels it necessary to simply to take a break from football to concentrate on his family.”

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