SILSDEN have parted company with three players – Mark Trueman, Nicky McNally and Aaron Davis – who have left to pursue more game-time elsewhere.

Midfielder Mark Trueman has signed for Northern Counties East League side Thackley, while striker Nicky McNally has joined West Riding County Amateur League neighbours Steeton.

Midfielder Aaron Davis has joined West Yorkshire League outfit Ilkley Town on an initial temporary agreement.

Silsden manager Danny Forrest told the club website: "I was very disappointed to lose Mark as he was my first major signing and really helped to improve standards and instil some professionalism into the team.

"He was a brilliant player for us, and I really hope his association with the club can continue in the future. He wished to play more regularly, something I could not stand in the way of."

Forrest will keep tabs on Davis at Ilkley, saying: "Aaron's attitude has been an example for all. He's been unlucky with injury and after the start to the season he had, I expected him to feature more in the first team.

"Ilkley is a great place for Aaron to continue his development and I will be monitoring him closely."

McNally's move to Summerhill Lane sees a return to a club he has played for in the past.

Forrest, who last week snapped up teenage forward Niah Payne from Shaw Lane following the seven-game suspension to leading scorer Joe Gaughan, said: "Nicky goes to Steeton where he knows the club well.

"I was disappointed Nicky didn't stay, but for a player of his age and experience I again couldn't stand in the way of first-team experience, something we couldn't offer him at the moment.

"Nicky has been a big part since I took charge and will be sorely missed."