Evo-Stik Northern Premier League club Whitby Town have announced that long-serving defender Mark Robinson has left the club to join Ebac Northern League Division One side Guisborough Town.

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The thirty five year old has Football League experience after spells with Hartlepool United, Torquay United and Hereford United.

He was in his second spell at Whitby Town but will now begin the new season with the Priorymen, who escaped relegation into the Northern League’s second tier after an appeal to the FA was successful.

Seasiders manager Chris Hardy paid tribute to Robinson after his departure was confirmed.

Speaking to the club’s official YouTube channel he said “Mark Robinson has moved to Guisborough based on the fact that Guisborough are going to offer him more game time.

“I think that appealed to Robbo, given that playing was high on his list of priorities.  It’s a deal that is going through imminently and we wish Robbo all the best.  He’s been a great servant to the club and we wish him all the best down there”

Robinson’s departure also means that Hardy will have to find a new member of his coaching staff after the defender took on coaching duties under the former Guisborough boss in January 2016.

Robinson could face a quick reunion with his former Whitby team mates, when Guisborough host the Seasiders in the Mickey Skinner Memorial Trophy on Saturday 22nd July.

Article: Mark Carruthers (@marknldaily) Image: Brian Muirfield

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