EX-WEST Brom striker Lee Hughes has stood down as Worcester City's joint-manager tonight in order to join Halesowen Town in a playing capacity.

The departure, first reported by the Worcester News on Twitter, was revealed to City's players by Hughes who visited training to say his goodbyes before penning terms with the Yeltz.

His exit has since been confirmed by a club statement.

It read: "Player and joint-manager Lee Hughes has left City following a request being submitted from a club two leagues higher than ourselves.

"Lee rejoined City to become player and joint-manager alongside John Snape in the summer having previously played for City between September 2015 and February 2017.

"John Snape will remain as sole manager.

"We wish Lee all the best with what the future may bring for him and thank him for his efforts at City both as player and joint-manager."

More to follow.