Wednesday 28th May 2008
TOMMY SMITH & MARK RUDDOCK DEPART...
Following approaches for a significant number of Rocester players from Leek Town, we can confirm that two players - Tommy Smith (far left) and Mark Ruddock (left) - have decided to take the opportunity of playing at a higher level and will be joining up with Leek when they return for pre-season training.
Both Tommy and Mark played a significant role in our successful 2007-08 season, and they leave with our best wishes for their futures and our thanks for all that they have contributed to Rocester Football Club.
Manager Steve Swanwick said; "We're very sorry to see them go but they have left us for the right reasons and in the right way. We wish them both every success, but if for any reason things don't work out for them they know where we are."