WORCESTER City captain Tyler Weir has left for Hednesford Town.

The former Hereford full-back, 26, moves back up two levels to join the Northern Premier League Premier Division club.

Weir decided to stay with City after their three-division demotion from National League North to the Midland League Premier Division.

But Hednesford have since submitted a seven-day request to speak to the Ledbury-based player who has opted to leave for the Staffordshire outfit.

Weir, who can also play in midfield, said: "I have loved my time at this club and it has been a very difficult decision to make.

"After having discussions I felt that at this point in my life this is an opportunity I couldn't turn down."

He thanked the fans, club and joint managers John Snape and Lee Hughes for their support.

Of Snape, ex-Gloucester City player Weir said: "He has helped me a lot over the last two years and I will be forever grateful to him.

"It has been an honour to have worn the blue and white strip and also this season the captain's armband.

"The fans all have been brilliant to me. I'll always remember that and I hope they have appreciated what I've done.

"It's time for a fresh challenge and I'm looking forward to it. I wish City all the best for the season. Get promoted and get to Wembley!"