SKIPPER Ian Kearney has announced his departure from the club after a four-year stint at the Hollingsworth Group Stadium.

Kearney, 28, who is expected to join Gap Connah's Quay, was previously with Southport, Radcliffe Borough, Witton Albion and Ashton United before becoming captain of Northwich Victoria.

He then followed former Vics'manager Andy Preece to Airbus in the summer of 2012.

Kearney has gone on to score 13 goals from 73 Welsh Premier appearances and was named in the WPL team of the season for 2013/14, but was sidelined for 14 months by a knee injury sustained against Rhyl, before returning midway through last season.

Kearney also played in both legs of the Europa League ties against Ventspils of Latvia and Haugesund of Norway.