YATE TOWN stalwart Lawrence Wortman has resigned from his post as operations director.

Wortman insisted the decision to leave Yate was a difficult one, but cited club strategy for the future as his mitigating factor.

Long-serving Wortman has been a director at the club since November 2014 and was responsible for securing the club sponsorship deal with Orchard Computer Services.

He said: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to all the supporters and volunteers at the club who have helped me over the last six years and wish the manager, staff and all the players the best of luck for the remainder of the season.”