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POPULAR MIDFIELDER, Billy Knott, has been released by Vanarama National League outfit, Chelmsford City.
The 27-year-old arrived at the Melbourne Community Stadium from Concord Rangers in March of last year and made 33 appearances for the Clarets, establishing himself as a favourite with the clubs’ fans.
Previously, the Canvey-born player had appeared in the Premier League for Sunderland and featured on loan spells with Wycombe Wanderers and Port Vale before linking up with Bradford City.
Knott would go on to represent Gillingham and Lincoln City before returning close to home at Concord.
Speaking to www.chelmsfordcityfc.com about the players’ departure, Clarets boss, Robbie Simpson, explained: “Billy is an extremely talented player but he struggled for consistency in terms of fitness last season and therefore I feel we are unable to offer him terms a player of his calibre would expect. He moves on with all our best wishes for the future.”
Meanwhile, also leaving City is central defender, Taofiq Olomowewe.
Olomowewe joined Chelmsford in January this year from Hungerford Town, appearing nine times for the club. Boss Simpson said: “Taofiq was improving as a defender with every game and is a young defender with a good future in the game. However, in the current climate, I have decided to use my budget in other areas to strengthen the team.”