Jepson confirms his Poppies departure

James Jepson won't be featuring during the reign of Kettering Town joint-bosses Thomas Baillie (pictured with the midfielder) and Scott Machin after he confirmed he has left the club

James Jepson won't be featuring during the reign of Kettering Town joint-bosses Thomas Baillie (pictured with the midfielder) and Scott Machin after he confirmed he has left the club

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James Jepson has confirmed he has left Kettering Town.

The experienced midfielder joined the Poppies last October from Gresley and went on to play a key role in an incredible run of form during the second half of the season.

Kettering eventually made it to the play-offs but their hopes of promotion from the Southern League Division One Central were ended in front of over 2,000 fans at Latimer Park as Slough Town won the final.

Jepson, along with the vast majority of last season’s squad, had been retained soon after the campaign had ended.

But the midfielder revealed on Twitter this morning (Friday) that he has now left the Poppies.

Jepson wrote: “Unfortunately I have left @KTFCOfficial.

“This is something that I didn’t want to do but feel my reasons are valid.

“It would have been nice to finish my career at the club I was happy at and love.

“Thanks to @dthomas_44 (previous manager Dean Thomas) for bringing me to the club and making me a better player.

“Thanks to my team-mates and especially the fans who got behind me from day one, you are the best! I will never forget that.”

It is understood that the Poppies are still set to make a new signing tomorrow (Saturday) and the club are yet to make any official comment on Jepson’s departure.

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