Yate Town Football Club have announced their manager has resigned after four years with the club.

Paul 'Polly' Britton has decided to step down as the bluebells manager after successfully gaining promotion to the South Premier league last season.

In a statement, released on the clubs Twitter page, Paul Britton said: "Regrettably, we have decided to resign as the management team of Yate Town Football Club.

"It has been an honour and a privilege to manage this football club.

"Throughout your time here we have endeavoured to do our best for Yate Town FC.

"Hopefully we have given you something to enjoy during our tenure.

"There have been challenges and we have had plenty of ups and downs over the last four years.

"Our task was to maintain Southern League status with limited resources, which we all achieved.

"In our third season we managed to gain promotion not the Southern Premier Division which was an incredible experience, to then maintain that position was a fantastic achievement.

"I hope you all agree we now leave the club in a much better position on the pitch than when we arrived."

This latest blow to Lodge Road comes following the news earlier in June that their first team captain, Nick Peare, signed for Cirencester Town and Joe Guest, centre midfielder, who came up through Yate's youth development squad, has signed for Taunton Town.

A spokesperson for Yate Town FC has said: "Polly and his management team did a superb job over the four years he was with the club. The promotion will be a fond memory for the club and its supporters for years to come.

"He always put the club and the fans first and made it feel like a family.

"We wish him all the best in future endeavours.

"Yate Town will now be looking for a new manager, the right person will continue to develop exciting young talent as part of the clubs development policy."

Anyone who is interested in applying for the position should email Yate Town's director of football, Richard Tompson at richardthompson5@blueyonder.co.uk