FANS favourite Harrison Chatting has left Heybridge Swifts.

The midfielder announced his departure from Scraley Road on social media, bringing to an end his second spell at the Isthmian League division north club.

Chatting made 140 appearances for Swifts, scoring 35 goals in that time.

The former Billericay Town and Canvey Island player made his first appearance for Heybridge a decade ago.

Chatting wrote on Twitter: 'My time at ⁦‪@officialswifts‬⁩ has come to an end, it’s been a great 3 years and I would like to thank all the fans, background staff, Gary & Steve. I wish the club all the best in future'

Swifts held an open training session at Scraley Road, last weekend.

The club have announced that goalkeeper Anthony Page, defender Isaac Nkosi and midfielder Declan Nche will all be remaining at the club for the 2020-21 season.

Meanwhile, Swifts academy quartet Joe Debell, Tyler Forbes, Kieran Jones and Joel Older have stepped up to the first team.

The youngsters all came through the Swifts academy programme, which is run in partnership with Chelmsford College.

Swifts youth section chairman Steve Spreadbury told the club's website: “These four have shown great promise and this just shows how the Academy programme is gaining momentum.

“And now, along with our new Under-23s under Kevin Christou, we hope to have the best possible environment in place to help these boys continue to progress and hopefully become regular first team players. And who knows what that will be a springboard for.

“I think this shows that all the hard work and effort that has been put into the youth section in the last three to four years is showing great progress.

“And I am so pleased to have a current senior committee that includes Mark and Debbie Hill, Susan Little, Andy Warriner, Ricky Clarke, and Barry Peake, to name just a few.

“It’s also important to say a big thank you to many others involved, including the parents of children in the younger age groups, as these are our future.

“Many of these parents have been working hard during the lockdown period to help give our facilities a face lift so we can give the children the best possible football pathway we can.”