Player of the year Kennedy leaves Matlock Town

Jon Kennedy
Jon Kennedy

Matlock Town player of the year Jon Kennedy has left the club to return to Worksop Town.

The 34-year-old goalkeeper has spent four seasons at the Autoworld Arena but has opted to return to the club where he enjoyed two previous spells.

Kennedy said: “Worksop boss Mark Shaw outlined his plans, what he wanted from me and the kind of football they play and there wasn’t a choice really, I jumped at the chance.

“I was at Worksop when I made a name for myself and got the move to Sunderland.

“And even though the second time didn’t end how I might have liked, it’s always been a club I have good memories of.”

Kennedy played over 200 times for Matlock but said: “As a footballer, you need to know when it’s time to move on. I’ve enjoyed my time there, there’s no bad blood, it was a footballing decision.

“I’m coming towards the end of my career but I’m not too old just yet.”