WORCESTER City defender Joe Hawkins has joined league rivals Tividale on a permanent basis.

Hawkins has spent the last couple of months with the fellow MFL Premier Division club on a short-term loan and now Tividale have made an offer that has been agreed with City.

The centre-half struggled with injuries in the early stages of this season, after joining the club from Cradley Town last summer.

Hawkins made 21 appearances during his City stay but now moves on.

Worcester City passed on their appreciation for his commitments to the club.

"Joe Hawkins has today left the Club and joined Tividale for an undisclosed fee.

"Joe had a stop start pre season this time around and went on a month's loan to gain some match fitness.

"At the end of the loan, Tividale made an offer and after talks with Joe about his future all parties agreed a deal.

"We wish Joe all the very best for the future and thank him for his time at the Club."