VETERAN midfielder Graham Hyde is next in line to leave Worcester City.

The 35-year-old campaigner, made captain at the start of the season, is seen as surplus to requirements.

In a season dogged by injuries and family problems, Hyde, the former Sheffield Wednesday ace, has completed just 16 full appearances since his move from Hereford United.

Hyde is now approaching full fitness, but he has found it difficult overtaking Tom Warmer, George Clegg and Nick Colley in the midfield pecking order.

"I'm trying to give Hydey the same opportunity as Leon Kelly," said player-manager Andy Preece.

"It's been a nightmare for him since Christmas - first with family problems then injuries. With Tom coming through, Jai Stanley looking to earn a contract and having Nick, Cleggy and Gary Walker, we have more than enough in midfield."