Defender Oshodi leaves Hemel Town after up and down season

Ed Oshodi. Picture (c) Terry Rickeard
Ed Oshodi. Picture (c) Terry Rickeard

Centre-back Ed Oshodi has left Hemel Hempstead Town as manager Dean Brennan admitted that the club needed to ‘balance the books.’

Oshodi signed for Hemel briefly last season after leaving Forest Green, before re-joining at the start of this campaign.

He had a topsy-turvy season, being harshly sent off in consecutive games in October.

On his decision to let Oshodi go, Brennan said: “Eddie Oshodi has moved on because we couldn’t afford to carry 19 players so we had to move him on.

“I don’t think that the lad wanted to leave, in fact I know that, but football is a business at the end of the day.

“You have to balance the books so that’s the reason why we had to let him go.

“We are still looking to recruit players in the right areas but we will have to move one or two more out to be able to do that.”

He continued: “We have tried to bring in about four or five different players at centre-half, but it is very difficult to recruit at this level.”

Meanwhile, Tudors winger Mo Shariff has joined Kings Langley on a dual registration in order to get more playing time.

In other club news, Oliver Hawkins, James Potton and James Slabber all picked up injuries against Margate on Saturday and are being assessed by the club physios, having missed training this morning. However, long-term absentee Ed Asafu-Adjaye is back in training now.