Gaffer thanks departing players

Spennymoor Town Manager Jason Ainsley has expressed his gratitude to every player who will not be signing a new deal with The Moors for next season.

The club can today announce that six players will not be signing new contracts as the club’s management team begins an exciting overhaul of the playing squad.

Ainsley took time over the weekend to thank each player individually:


Matthew Gould  

“After two very successful years at the club we have made the decision not to renew Matty’s contract.  Matty has been fantastic during his spell with us, not only on the pitch but off it.  He has thrown himself into his role with commitment, arranging and coaching numerous goalkeeping sessions within our academy for the younger players.

His shot-stopping and important penalty saves have made him a crowd favourite and I cannot thank him enough for his efforts.  Not only is he a very good goalkeeper but, more importantly, a very well-rounded young man who we wish all the very best in his next venture.”


Tyler Forbes 

“Tyler came into the club towards the end of the season and was a breath of fresh air.  His confidence was low when he came in after not playing much at Fylde, but we soon got that back and his performances at right back were superb.

He will always be remembered for his fantastic injury time equaliser against Telford, along with his goals against Altrincham and Hereford.  He was initially here on loan and is now deciding what his next step should be, having contributed massively during the second half of our season.  I respect his wishes and truly believe he will play in the football league again.  We’re still in discussions with Tyler and we’ll see what his next step ends up being.”


Stephen Brogan

“Broges!  After two years at the club, Stephen moves on with our best wishes.  He featured prominently in his time here, displaying his ability with his magnificent left foot.  He scored some memorable free-kicks for the team, including a brilliant winner at Darlington, and we thank him for his efforts.

He is a model professional and, despite living in Sheffield, never missed a training session which shows the type of lad is.  We have decided against offering Stephen a new deal.

He was hugely popular amongst the lads and will leave a big void.”


James Roberts

“I knew when I first met James what type of character I was signing and he certainly didn’t disappoint.  He is a real tireless worker with a fantastic attitude who gave his all for the shirt.

He is a constant menace for defenders and grew in confidence as last season went on.  He was immense at the back end of the season, but unfortunately due to the Covid-19 situation he has moved back down South to be with his family and can’t commit to being able to stay in the North East.  We fully understand this situation and have supported James by not taking up his option and allowing him to become a free agent.

Hopefully if another opportunity for James to move to the North East permanently presents itself we might see him again in a Spennymoor shirt again.

Good Luck Robbo you are a great player but an even better person!”


Adam Boyes

“We signed Adam as we knew he was a proven goal scorer at this level and he scored some very important and invaluable goals for the club despite not playing as much as he would have liked.

I really believe Adam signing for us brought tremendous competition for Glen and really took Glen’s game to the next level knowing he had top quality competition pushing him all the way for his place in the team.

The system we played limited the available game time, but Adam never moaned.  He trained extremely well every week and was a model professional throughout his time here.

We have decided not to take up the option of keeping Adam at Spennymoor and he moves on with our best wishes.”


Jake Hibbs

“We signed Hibbsy as a midfielder but over the two seasons he has spent with us his best performances were at right back, where he enjoyed a run of games.

Hibbsy has been a great lad and even though he had limited game time he would always train well and was a valuable part of our squad.

As we look forwards with our strategy for the squad, we have decided not to offer Jake a new deal.  We wish him well for the future at his next club.”



Work on the first team playing squad has been taking place for the last few weeks and developments are now beginning to reach conclusions, with further outgoings and incomings expected to continue in coming days and weeks.

Keep monitoring the club’s social media and website for the latest developments as Jason Ainsley continues to prepare the squad for the 2020/21 season.

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