‘Boro have confirmed today that midfielder Reece Jones has been released by the club.
Jones who signed from fellow Blue Square South Club, Sutton United in September 2012, made 24 appearances for the club.
‘Boro boss Spencer Day commented “Reece is a player that I would like to keep at the club, and this is purely a financial decision, the door will be kept open for him and who knows what may happen a little further down the road.”
Day confirmed that as well as a match fitness issue, the departure on loan to Hastings United of Elvis Hammond last weekend too was one based on monetary reasons adding “Elvis is in need of match time, but we also need to be conscious of the clubs expenditure especially in light of the diminished revenues the club are currently experiencing, last week to have a sub 400 crowd for a Saturday league match was particularly disappointing, we have also reduced the opening hours of the bar based on analysis of our income streams through that part of the businesses operation.”
There have been changes behind the scenes too, Day confirmed that Chief Executive,Steve Duly has switched to a Part Time role from this week, “We went through a formal redundancy process with Steve, this is no reflection on the work that he carries out, but purely based upon what the club can afford, Steve has agreed in the short term to continue the role part time and we thank him for his understanding of the current position.
We continue to seek external investment into the club, and hope that once this is found that Steve can revert back to a full time role.”
The club have made no secret of tough financial times over the last 12 months, but stringent management coupled with responsible decision making have ensured that the club thus far have survived the challenging times.