AFC Rushden & Diamonds release duo for breach of discipline

AFC Rushden & Diamonds manager Mark Starmer
AFC Rushden & Diamonds manager Mark Starmer

Nat Liburd and Lance Allen have been released by AFC Rushden & Diamonds.

The pair failed to meet the club’s code of conduct and they have been told that their respective footballing futures lie elsewhere.

Manager Mark Starmer explained: “They weren’t happy at not playing and being on the bench and choses to spout off on social media.

“That was disrespectful to the other players and the club and we had to act.

“It had been bubbling up for a while, I spoke to the chairman about it and this was the course of action that we felt was right.

“It’s depressing for me but something had to be done.”