Taunton Town FC can confirm that Joe Guest and Nick McCootie have both left the club to sign for Southern League Division One South side Yate Town.

Guest’s departure brings to an end a successful period with the Peacocks, having signed from Yate ahead of the 2021-22 season, a year in which he won both the Supporters’ and Players’ Player Of The Year awards. He has since gone on to make 100 full and 11 sub appearances for the club and scored two goals. Head of Football Rob Dray commented:” Guesty will be a huge miss after a long period at the club. He’s made a huge difference and has matured since I signed him to be an established player. I will certainly miss him as he was an integral part of the squad.”

McCootie was in his second spell at Wordsworth Drive, rejoining rejoined from Weston-super-Mare at the start of last season, 12 years after he was last at the club. In total he amassed 49 full and 46 sub appearances for the Peacocks and netted 12 times. The Town boss remarked:” Pops has turned into a cult figure at the club and will be massively missed. He’s brilliant in the changing room and devastating on the pitch and will be a big miss.”

We would like to express our thanks to Joe and Nick for their service whilst with the club and wish them both the best of luck in the future.