Waltham Forest captain Adrian Clifton has left the club to join Ryman Premier Division side East Thurrock United.

Clifton joined the club at the start of the season, and has contributed to the cause with goals in starts, including a hat trick in his final game against Ilford on Saturday.

He was an almost ever-present on the heart of the Forest midfield, except for missing a few games through injury, and one where Sudbury in Suffolk was confused with Sudbury in north west London.

Clifton repeatedly refused offers from several other clubs in the division, including Maldon & Tiptree on more than one occasion.

Eventually, the lure of playing at a higher level was too tempting, and Clifton understandably chose to move on.

The club would like to thank Adrian for all his efforts during what has been a tough season for everyone involved, and wish him all the best at his new club and in the future.