Salisbury FC's Mark Francis has been released by the club, having only signed for the Whites back in June.

The forward has left the Ray Mac, due to work commitments and is unable to commit fully to training and playing for the club.

He joined from Wantage Town having scored 18 goals in 40 appearances for the Oxfordshire side, but only managed to score once for the Whites.

Boss Steve Claridge spoke about Francis' departure and said: "He will need to sign for a club that is closer to his work.

"He’s not been able to give it 100%, he hasn’t been able to get himself in the right shape, playing for a club closer to where he lives will make it a lot easier for him."

Adding: "We thank him for his service and wish him well."

Salisbury are now in the market for another striker, as the club now only have Marvin Brooks as an out and out forward.

Club captain Kane O'Keefe has played as a forward having scored four goals so far this season, but he will now be unavailable for a few weeks due to injury and boss Steve Claridge who has also played upfront, cracked two rids recently, so he is also unavailable.

Therefore it is likely that Brooks will be leading the line on his own when the Whites face Farnborough in the FA Cup on Saturday.