Following the news that Alex Flisher will be departing the Gallagher this summer, the club can confirm that Tom Mills is leaving too.
Last season’s manager’s and players’ player was sadly unable to take up a deal due to his work commitments.
Mills has made more appearances than any other Stones player since the club reformed in the early 90s and was just nine games away from reaching the 350 mark. He made his debut in 2010 and has been an almost constant name on every team sheet during the Jay Saunders era.
Jay said: “I am absolutely gutted to lose Millsy but totally respect his decision. He’s moved out of his parents’ place recently, got a mortgage and priorities change. I’ve been there and had to weigh up that dilemma.
“He was one of the first names on the team sheet and with every promotion he stepped up and proved himself. To reach nearly 350 appearances is exceptional and it will take a few years for someone to surpass that. I am sure everyone will join me in wishing him every success.”
Club chief executive Bill Williams added: “I cannot believe I am commenting on the departure of Tommy Mills. Alongside Alex Flisher, this really is the end of an era – the last two bastions from the Bourne Park and Homelands days.
“They say that action speaks louder than words and although Tom was one of the quieter members of the squad, he was Mr Consistent on the field. We thank him for everything he’s done and wish him well for the future.”
Tom is currently contracted to the club and will now be transfer listed.