9:01pm, Fri 6th Jul 2018
Woking FC wish to inform supporters that Josh Staunton has today been transferred to FC Halifax Town. We are grateful to Josh for his tireless and committed contribution last season. His was a significant one and led to his captaining England C in their recent game against Ireland. We understood, and did not wish to stand in the way of, Josh’s wish to play in the National League and the deal with Halifax is a good one for all parties.
Josh has asked us to pass this message to Woking supporters.
‘It was a very hard decision to leave the club that I have grown real feelings for, but I felt it was important for me to stay full time to give myself the best platform to push on. But I can’t thank the Woking board, fans and management enough for the kindness and support everyone has shown me since the day I signed for the Cards. The fans didn’t stop supporting all last year even with the disappointments we served up for them on the pitch, and for that I will be forever grateful. I wish the club, Dowse and the team and the fans all the best for the upcoming season and hope you get back where you belong! Once again, a big thank you for everything throughout the year and good luck! I hope to pull on the red and white halves again in the future!’
We wish Josh every success in his career from here on.