BRADFORD (Park Avenue) have lost a key player ahead of their big Boxing Day clash with York City today.

Star midfielder Isaac Marriott, who netted twice against FC Halifax Town in the FA Trophy in midweek, has departed to join National League side Altrincham.

Marriott also hit a brace at Gateshead in the FA Cup in September, but he had yet to score for Avenue in the league yet this season.

He leaves with the club in a precarious position in the National League North, just four points off the foot of the table.