FOOTBALL secretary Lee Symonds has become the latest long-serving member of staff to quit Hereford United.

Symonds departed from the club after 17 years of service during which he held administrative roles as well as occasionally acting as club physio.

"I take with me a lot of memories and will never forget all the highs and lows that I have experienced, but it is time though to move on to pastures new," he said.

"I want to personally say a big thank you to all the individuals who have sent me messages of support. They have all been appreciated by me and wife Esther.

We have both been touched and overwhelmed by this support, but I have to say a big thank you to my lovely wife, as she has supported me thick and thin over these last few months and I couldn't have got through them without her."