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BREAKING: Gresley forward Rob Spencer takes a break from football

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 11, 2014

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GRESLEY fans favourite Rob Spencer has announced he will not be playing for the Moatmen next season, after deciding to take a break from football.

The forward, one of the longest-serving players at the club, was a popular figure on and off the pitch, due to his work-rate and goals record.

He said on Twitter: "Sad to announce I won't be playing football this season due work&family commitments.

"Leavin @Baz3183 (Jamie Barrett) last man standing #originals.

"I want to thank everybody at Gresley, enjoyed every minute playing for them and will continue to support the lads off the pitch."

Spencer indicated that he could return to help the club out if desperate in the coming season, adding: "Still signed and will help out if called upon."

The 27-year-old signed for Gresley in 2009 and made his debut against Radcliffe Olympic that August.

In the 2011-12 season he was named as then-manager Gary Norton's player of the season, and in 2013-13 he collected the chairman's award.

In what turned out to be his final game - for now - Spencer scored both goals as Gresley beat Brigg Townj 2-1 in the final game of last season.

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