DEPARTING joint-boss Lee Hughes insisted no players had signalled their intent to leave Worcester City – but stopped short of ruling it out.

Hughes attended training on Tuesday to say goodbye to the squad and explain his decision to quit and sign for Halesowen Town.

Questions linger over what happens next with chairman Anthony Hampson revealing this week that homeless City could go "fully amateur" as early as next season.

The club's senior stars may have a tricky decision to make with a realistic prospect that the squad could be dismantled in a matter of weeks despite promotion from the Midland Football League Premier Division still being a possibility.

“No one has mentioned anything to me but you can never say," said Hughes when quizzed on potential outings.

"Things can change by the day in football and if the club cuts the budget tomorrow then they would have to go.

“I hope that doesn’t happen, especially for Snapper’s (John Snape's) sake. I want them to go on and gun for promotion but people have to look after themselves, you don’t know what’s round the corner.

“The lads have been brilliant to me and have given their all. A few of them were gutted when I said I would be leaving because I am close to some of them and we worked hard together but they understood.

“That’s football, though. People come and go but I have made some good friends along the way at Worcester."