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Kendall departs to Spennymoor for an undisclosed fee

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Kendall departs to Spennymoor for an undisclosed fee

Wing back Reece Kendall has left Matlock Town and signed for National League North outfit Spennymoor Town for an undisclosed fee, subject to FA and National League approval.

The move was confirmed on Wednesday morning and Kendall now has the opportunity he was wanting to play at a higher level.

Kendall joined the Gladiators from Brighouse Town in the summer of 2019 and had since become a fans favourite at the Proctor Cars Stadium, scoring a number of vital goals from his left wing back slot, including the winner in last season’s Boxing Day home clash with Buxton. In total last season he found the net eight times and he has two goals to his name this time around. Last season he was named in the England non league side’s contingency squad for the international with Wales, Kendall being the only player from the Northern Premier League to receive a call up.

Matlock boss Craig Elliott is a big admirer of Kendall and wanted him to stay but he fully understood Kendall’s desire to play at a higher level.

“From the first day I came to the club he’d been generating interest so it was inevitable that he’d go at some point. I would have loved to have kept him but I’m not going to stop a lad playing at the highest level he can. He’s a fantastic player and he’ll be a great signing for Spennymoor. He goes with our best wishes.”

Ian Richardson