WORCESTER City’s Sam Minihan has decided to move on and not accept the offer made to him by the club.

Full-back Minihan, 22, has graduated from Loughborough University and is moving back home to Rochdale in Lancashire.

This is a major reason for his decision.

City manager Carl Heeley said: “There has been an offer on the table for Sam since the end of the campaign and I had agreed a level of flexibility with him to try to mitigate the logistical challenges.

“Although he really wanted to stay, it was not practical to do so and he has advised me he is going to accept an offer from a club nearer to his North-West base.

“On behalf of the club, I would like to thank Sam and wish him the best of luck in his future career.

“Additionally, there are a number of potential new recruits offers have been made to and we are awaiting their decisions.”

Minihan made 44 appearances for City in 2015-16, scooping the players’ player and young player of the season awards.

He said: "I'd like to thank everyone at Worcester City Football Club, especially the fans, John Snape and Carl for everything they've done for me.

"I've loved my time at Worcester but, due to various circumstances including the travelling, I have decided my future lies elsewhere.

"I would like to wish everyone at Worcester all the best in the future."