Paylor’s Handsworth second coming ends

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Rikki Paylor has left Handsworth

Captain Rikki Paylor is one of two players who have left Handsworth this summer.

Popular Paylor, whose second coming at Handsworth ends after two years, is seeking a new challenge along with Jake Baldwin.

Paylor’s departure has been confirmed as Handsworth have revealed their retained list.

Most were involved during Handsworth’s 3-1 win over Chesterfield under 21s in midweek.

Goalkeeper Ben Townsend heads up the list and his defensive colleagues Richard Tootle, Anthony Mackie, Rob Ludlam, Liam McFadyen and Alfie Smith will continue to learn from managers Louis Axcell, Jason Dodsworth and Aidan Spowage.

Handsworth defender Liam McFadyen
New Handsworth midfielder Sam Finlaw

Sam Fewkes and Jack Harrison are back to roam the midfield.

Sam Smith, Jimmy Eyles, Kane Reece, Mitch Dunne and Andy Gascoigne will compete for the attacking slots.

Leon Howarth was already contracted for the season.

All the retained players link up with new signings Sam Finlaw, Michael Trench and Johnathan Williams.

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