LIAM Hughes has left Bradford (Park Avenue) for Frickley Athletic.

The central defender is understood to have signed on a dual registration with the Betvictor Northern Premier League Division One South East club, two divisions below Park Avenue.

Hughes, who has had spells at Cambridge United and Inverness in the past, made 20 appearances in all competitions for Bradford this term, netting on two occasions last time out against Gloucester City and at York City on New Year's Day.

The 27-year-old's departure leaves Avenue short at the back with Billy Priestley the only recognised centre half in Mark Bower’s squad.

Hughes told the Frickley Athletic website: “I’m looking forward to getting involved & hopefully getting into the play offs and a cup final.

“I try to bring a presence on and off the pitch. I like to have a laugh and most of all I want to enjoy my football.”