Former Notts County defender Dion Kelly-Evans has left National League side Boreham Wood via mutual consent, as confirmed via a statement on the club’s website.
The 26-year-old joined Boreham Wood last summer, following his departure from Notts County but suffered a long-term injury in October and missed the majority of last season.
Who is Dion Kelly-Evans?
The full-back was a product of the Coventry City academy, alongside his twin brother Devon (now at Leamington). Kelly-Evans joined Notts County in 2019 after becoming a free agent and made 85 appearances for the club, leaving as a fan favourite.
After a promising start at Boreham Wood, where he made 13 appearances, Kelly-Evans suffered a broken collarbone during a league match against Maidstone United in early October.
As a result, he missed the majority of the campaign and made his comeback appearance in April during a 4-0 victory against… Maidstone. He featured three further times before being transfer listed by the club but has now had his contract cancelled.
What’s been said?
Following his release by the National League side, the club released a short statement addressing the full-back, which stated…
‘We would like to thank Dion for his efforts while at the Club and wish him all the best for the future.’
As a Coventry City fan, it is a sad sight to see Kelly-Evans become a free agent. The 26-year-old made 40 appearances during his time at the CBS Arena and it was an initial surprise when he was let go.
After a tough time, he excelled at Notts County and won over the thoughts and love of the Meadow Lane faithful. However, he suffered a big injury setback at Boreham Wood and following the arrival of Cameron Coxe, his departure was always expected, although I believe he will remain in the National League this summer.