Moors release youngster Ellison

Striker Craig Ellison has been released by the club with immediate effect.

Ellison, 18, signed a first-team contract with the Moors at the start of the 2018/19 campaign after an impressive pre season.

The forward earned a six-month contract with Premier League Burnley last season, appeared eight times for Shildon whilst on loan, but struggled to get the game time he needed, before moving on to Ryhope CW in September.

Moors manager Jason Ainsley wishes Craig all the best for his future. He said: “Craig has just got a new job offer which he can’t refuse, meaning he can’t commit to his football at this present time.

He had a fantastic time with our Under 18 side which earned him a deal at Burnley, and as a club we wish him well in the future.”