Dave Cook leaves his home-town club Ashford United: At my age I just want to be playing football as much as my body will let me

Tuesday 26th June 2018

ASHFORD UNITED manager Gary Alexander has parted company with holding midfielder Dave Cook.

Cook re-joined the club on 16 February 2018 after two previous spells with the club following his time at Homelands Stadium in 2013-14 and 2015-16.

Dave Cook has parted company with his home-town club Ashford United.
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He made 29 appearances and scored four goals for the club, including seven starts and two substitute appearances last season.

“I’m parting ways once again. I’m really gutted as I love working with Gary (Alexander) but I just wish I was 10 years younger,” Cook told www.ashfordunitedfc.com.

“At my age I just want to be playing football as much as my body will let me.

“I love the club, it’s my home-town and I’m sure with the squad and staff that are there, they will go and smash it!

“I can’t speak highly enough of Gary and Jason (Whitmore) and what they did for me last year and I’m sure I will be down with the legendary fans to cheer them on next season.”

Alexander, who has taken over the Bostik South East Division club this summer, added: “It’s difficult to be saying bye to Cookie as an Ashford player, especially as I get on with him so well.

“I want to be fair to him, he wants to play every week and I can’t guarantee him that here.  I had a good chat with him earlier and we both agreed that is best for him.

“He’s a great character. We’ve been very lucky to have him here but I’m sure we will see him around. We all wish him the best wherever he ends up.”

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