Newtown´s player of the season, Alex Fletcher, has left the club to sign for National League North side Southport.

Fletcher signed for the Robins last summer, after a career which begun with Shrewsbury Town.

 On his release, the 20-year-old had a short spell at Ross County and AFC Telford United, before arriving at Midland outfit Tividale.

He broke into the Robins starting line-up early in the campaign, and was credited with playing a big part in the Robins rise from the foot of the table, to the play-off final.

In total, the West Midlands based midfielder made scored four times in 26 starts and four substitute appearances.

Speaking after the news, boss Chris Hughes said: “Again it is disappointing to lose Fletch, but he also expressed his desire to move back to the English system.

“He has been a top player for us this season, at such a young age, and we wish him all the very best in the future.”

Interestingly, all four of Fletcher´s Newtown goals came against Airbus, the pick of the bunch a brace in the 4-1 win at Latham Park late in the campaign.


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