FC Halifax Town have confirmed that defender and captain Kevin Roberts has departed the Shaymen to sign for league rivals Wrexham AFC in exchange for an undisclosed fee.
Due to changing family circumstances and a desire to have one last opportunity of full-time football, Roberts requested the opportunity to move close to his home.
Despite a year remaining on his contract, the Board of Directors agreed to his request once agreement was reached with Wrexham over the terms of his transfer, for an undisclosed fee.
A spokesman for FC Halifax said: “The decision was made in view of his excellent contribution and commitment to FC Halifax Town during his time since joining from Cambridge United. Whilst no-one wanted to see Kevin leave, we have reluctantly respected his wishes on the basis of everything he has done in his time with the Shaymen. He has been a model professional and an example for any players around him.
“We wish Kevin and his family all the happiness for the future and all the best with his new club”.