MIDFIELDER Eliot Richards has left Hereford FC.

The 27-year-old has been recovering from an operation in pre-season and was seen training at Edgar Street ahead of Hereford’s match against Spennymoor last weekend.

Richards has tweeted: "It's been an absolute pleasure.

"Thanks for all the memories. All the best in the future."

Gloucestershire Live have reported that the midfielder left the club due to budget constraints. 

“Bulls have told him they have no money left in their budget to keep him at Edgar Street,” said Gloucestershire Live.