It is with a heavy heart that the club announces the departure of Jack Thomas.
The popular midfielder is a product of the Blues Academy and made his first team debut in a Hertfordshire Charity Cup Semi-Final against Hitchin Town in September 2017.
A former Blues Young Player Of The Year, Jack’s whole hearted performances in the middle of the park have made him a firm favourite with supporters, team mates and management alike, leading to him making 188 appearances for the club, scoring 3 goals
With strong competition for places as the Blues push for promotion, Jack has found his minutes more limited and has decided to move on to pastures new to further his career.
Manager Steve Smith was keen to highlight the amicable nature of Jack’s departure; “Jack is a fantastic lad, a real Stortford boy. He’s been with us through good times and bad and is a really popular figure around the place. I know he has great love for the club, the volunteers, the fans and still has a great relationship with me. Unfortunately, I just can’t guarantee him the football that he wants at the moment, so he has made the decision to move on. It was a very emotional conversation and I totally understand his thoughts. We have a really competitive squad now and it means difficult decisions have to be made every week”.
Smith revealed that the Blues will retain Jack’s Isthmian League registration; “Jack is looking to go on a dual-registration to a National South side, but there’s a possibility he could be back if we need him. He’s such a fantastic lad and we all wish him well and thank him for his services over the years”.
Everybody here at Bishop’s Stortford FC wishes Jack all the very best for the future