National League side Bromley have confirmed midfielder Billy Bingham has left the football club, due to wanting to step back from full-time football, as confirmed via a statement on the club’s website.
The 33-year-old has been with Bromley for four years and has featured in every game for the club this season, but now he has made the decision to step away from full-time responsibilities.
Who is Billy Bingham?
The midfielder began his career with Crystal Palace at youth levels, before moving to Dagenham & Redbridge in 2009. He spent six years with the club before joining Crewe Alexandra. He then had a two-year stint with Gillingham before joining Bromley in 2019.
A poor start to the season
Bromley have endured a difficult start to the 2023/24 National League season. The club have taken just two points from their opening four matches so far and will be aiming to grab a victory against Rochdale on Friday.
The club began with back-to-back losses against FC Halifax Town and Barnet, conceding four and failing to score. Saul Kader’s strike rescued a point for Bromley against Wealdstone, before a goalless draw against Kidderminster Harriers.
A big blow
As stated above, Billy Bingham had started in all four of the club’s opening league matches and his departure will be a huge blow for the side both on and off the pitch.
Bingham is a very experienced footballer, making over 300 first-team appearances throughout his career, especially with 135 of those being in a Bromley shirt.
What some people forget is that experiemced players play a major role both on and off the pitch. Bingham may be a leader on it, but bringing over 300 appearances in the EFL and National League will also have many benefits off the pitch, especially helping some of the club’s younger players.