Liam Smith and Harry Donovan released by Tonbridge Angels

Tuesday 16th June 2020

TONBRIDGE ANGELS manager Steve McKimm has released two of his younger players in his squad.

Full-back Liam Smith, 20, and midfielder Harry Donovan, 22, will be leaving Longmead Stadium this summer.

McKimm’s side were in the bottom three in the Vanarama National League South table with 36 points from their 31 games before football was halted in March due to the coronavirus health pandemic.

“Both will be leaving the club for pastures new as they continue to develop their football careers,” said a club statement.

Donovan signed for the club in November 2019 from Millwall and made 14 appearances and scored one goal for the Kent club.

Smith, meanwhile, has worked his way through the Angels youth system and made 84 first-team appearances, scoring two goals and spent a loan spell at Isthmian League South East Division side Sevenoaks Town last term.

“I wish both players the very best of luck in their future careers and thank them for their efforts for the team,” said McKimm.

“in the case of Liam, he is a fine young footballer but at this stage in his career probably needs a stronger guarantee of regular first-team football than maybe I can offer him.

“Despite his very young age particularly when he started in the first team, he was always ready to step up when needed and never let me down on any occasion.

“It could be that at some stage in the future we may see him back in an Angels shirt.”

The club statement added: “We are in the process of assembling a strong squad for this season’s National South campaign and announcements will be made in that regard when there is a little more certainty as to when the season is likely to start.”

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