Fleetwood midfielder Antoni Sarcevic set to leave the club

Antoni Sarcevic celebrates with Declan McManus
Antoni Sarcevic celebrates with Declan McManus
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Fleetwood Town midfielder Antoni Sarcevic has announced he is leaving the club.

The midfielder’s contract is up in June and after making 105 league appearances for Town since joining in 2013 he says it is time for a new challenge.

The 24-year-old has struggled with a thigh injury during the 2015-16 season and missed the final game of the campaign that saw Town beat Crewe 2-0 at Highbury and beat the drop.

The former Chester and Crewe player scored the only goal of the game as Town beat Burton Albion 1-0 in their League Two play-off final in 2014.

And the Hyde-based player thanked chairman Andy Pilley, the staff, players and the fans.

He said on Twitter: “(Fleetwood) thankyou!

“Firstly, the chairman for bringing me to the club and the chance to play full time league football again!

“To the staff and boys, (I) met some unbelievable lads who were a pleasure to work with over the last three years and finally you the Cod Army!

“You have stuck by us, especially this year. 99% of you stayed with us and we did it in the end.

“So Thankyou!

“It was a tough season this year and for myself!

“But it is football, it happens.”

And the midfielder hinted he will be joining another club in the next few weeks.

He said: “So now it was time for a fresh start and a new challenge!

“Something that I am buzzing for! Bring it on... #ExcitingFewWeeks”

The club confirmed Sarcevic’s imminent departure.

A spokesman said: “We would like to thank Antoni Sarcevic and we wish him well for the future.”