FIRST-team regular Rob Elvins and wide player Matt Birley have left Worcester City in favour of signing for Solihull Moors.

With the on-going uncertainty surrounding City’s future, reports suggest manager Carl Heeley has seen his playing budget cut by as much as 40 per cent and Elvins and Birley have become the first players to look to secure their futures elsewhere.

In his four seasons at St George’s Lane, Elvins, 26, was a mainstay of the team, making more than 100 appearances for the club.

The versatile defender progressed through the youth system at West Bromwich Albion, winning the club's young-player-of-the-year award in 2005.

After loan spells at Cheltenham and York, he was released in 2007 and immediately joined Conference National side Aldershot Town.

Birley is a product of Birmingham City's academy and he appeared in the Premiership as a substitute in a 2-0 defeat to Chelsea on New Year’s Eve 2005.

After his release by Blues, the 26-year-old winger moved into non-league and had spells at Bromsgrove, Tamworth and King's Lynn before joining City in September 2009.