It is with grateful thanks and a heavy heart that Solihull Moors announces that Darren Carter will be leaving the club.

For the past four seasons, Darren has served the club admirably as a player, coach and ambassador.

The 37-year-old joined the Moors in June 2017 and has made 137 appearances in all competitions, scoring 12 goals.

Darren captained the side that retained its National League status against all odds in the ‘great escape’ and was a central player in the 2018/19 season when Moors recorded their highest ever league finish. He was also named in the National League Team of the Season.

Always with half an eye on the future and the inevitability that even the best playing careers come to an end, Darren increasingly combined playing with the development of his coaching skills and fully embraced his duties as a club ambassador.

Throughout his tenure at Moors, he has acted as an exemplary role model and his contribution to Moors will never be forgotten.

Chairman, Darryl Eales, said: “It’s not often one of your heroes becomes a colleague and friend. We all remember the hugely courageous 18-year-old scoring the penalty that secured promotion for Blues.

“Over his career, Darren has been a role model for so many both on and off the pitch, none more so than at Moors, where it has been a pleasure to get to know him personally.

“He has been a great servant to Moors at the latter end of his career and all of us are immensely grateful to him.

“It’s a sad characteristic of football that time is always the winner, but we wish Daz all the best in the future and he will always be welcome at the club.”