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City are left stunned as Hubbins quits the club
1:00pm Monday 16th September 2013 in Sport By Steve Carley - Midlands Sports Journalist of the Year 2013, @stevecarleyWN
WORCESTER City have been rocked by the news that winger Luke Hubbins has left the club to take a break from football.
The former Telford winger, who joined the Skrill North outfit in the summer, informed manager Carl Heeley of his decision before last Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Colwyn Bay.
Despite Heeley and assistant Matt Gardiner attempting to change the 21-year-old’s mind, Hubbins felt he was not playing to his potential and wanted to leave.
The Worcester boss explained: “Luke Hubbins has decided to take a long break from the game. He just feels he’s not doing what he knows he’s capable of and I totally respect his honesty.
“He doesn’t want to be paid by the club when he knows that he’s not firing on all cylinders which is unusual but I do respect him and have admiration for him for that. He will always be welcome at the club.
“He’s just become a little bit frustrated with the game and his own form. He was determined that he was going to take a break from the game.
“Myself and Matt both asked him to stick with it and play his way through it but he thinks a rest is best for him at this time.”
Meanwhile, right-back George Williams is a major doubt for tomorrow’s match against Gainsborough Trinity at Aggborough with an ankle injury.
Williams, who has impressed since joining from Loughborough University during the summer, was hurt in the draw with Colwyn Bay and had to be replaced by Josh Smith.
He will be assessed ahead of kick-off but the three-day turnaround is unlikely to be long enough for him to recover.
“The only down side is George Williams has picked an ankle injury, it’s very badly swollen at the moment”, manager Heeley confirmed.
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