BRADFORD (Park Avenue) have waved goodbye to two of their players ahead of the end-of-season run-in, including one stalwart who has played over 100 times for the club.

Winger Brad Dockerty first arrived at Horsfall in the summer of 2019 from Hemsworth Miners Welfare, but spent much of that season out on loan at Pontefract Collieries.

But he became a regular in Mark Bower’s side when he returned ahead of the 2020/21 season, spending two seasons as a key member of the first team before earning a big move to Alfreton Town in July 2022.

But he was unsettled at his new club and Bower quickly moved to re-sign Dockerty in the September.

A key figure in the team last season, he was unable to prevent Avenue’s relegation from National League North on the final day of the 2022/23 campaign.

While Dockerty was still an important figure for Avenue at the start of the 2023/24 Northern Premier League Premier Division season, he has hardly had a look in over the last few months.

He leaves Horsfall having made 119 appearances for Avenue, scoring 23 goals during his time in BD6.

Avenue confirmed that mutual agreements were actually reached last week over the deaprtures of both Dockerty and defender Reward Mwakona.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Avenue boss Danny Whitaker has trimmed his squad by two.Avenue boss Danny Whitaker has trimmed his squad by two. (Image: Martin Taylor)

Unlike Dockerty, Mwakona struggled to make much of an impact during his time at Horsfall, having joined the club in the November of this season.

The 25-year-old Zimbabwean defender joined the club with a wealth of experience, having spent time at Morecambe, Larne in Northern Ireland, and Airbus UK Broughton in Wales.

But he rarely featured under new manager Danny Whitaker and like Dockerty he now finds himself on the hunt for a new club.

Avenue’s focus has to remain on the players currently still at the club, and they travel to mid-table Whitby Town on Saturday, knowing a point could be enough to take them out of the relegation zone.