10 Dec 2017 in Transfer
Guisborough legend Gary Wood says fond farewell to the KGV as he joins Marske in surprise transfer.
Guisborough Town legend Gary Wood has joined derby rivals Marske United in a surprise move away from his beloved hometown club.
Midfield general and Guisborough-born Gary, 29, has played football in the Northern League for 12 years - no fewer than 10 of them with Guisborough Town.
Commenting on his decision to leave Gary said: “"It is difficult to leave the club where I have enjoyed some great times and Guisborough Town will always be a club I respect and hold close to my heart, along with the fans and the many fantastic volunteers who do so much for Guisborough Town, from the ladies who do the catering right through to the club chairman.
"I also want to pay my respects to the team manager, Gary Forster, and his coaching staff who are doing a great job and developing some fantastic young players for the future of Guisborough Town.
"It has been a difficult decision to leave the club but I feel the time is right to seek a new challenge and I think a change will do me good to be joining another great club.
"I have massive respect for so many people at Guisborough Town and the KGV fans who have always been great to me and mean so much to me.
"I sincerely hope that one day in the not too distant future I may return to Guisborough perhaps as a player still or on the coaching side," added Gary.
Guisborough Manager Gary Forster commented: “Gary has been a credit to himself since I came to the club. He has been a great servant of Guisborough Town and is someone I have loads of time for.
“I feel sure he will proudly wear the badge of Guisborough Town on his chest at some time in the future. He will be greatly missed and it will be a big task to find another ‘Gary Wood’
Guisborough Town Chairman Don Cowan added: “We would like to place on record our sincere thanks to Gary for all his efforts over the years for the club and to wish him all the best for the future.