Chelmsford City Football Club can confirm that central defender Rory McAuley has left the club after his one-month loan spell came to an end earlier this week.

McAuley has since joined Skrill Conference Premier side Dartford Football Club, who have two ex-Clarets in their ranks with Kenny Clark and Max Cornhill, for one month. Dartford find themselves second from bottom in the Conference Premier having picked up 18 points from 26 games.

The centre back, who made his debut for the Clarets in the 4-0 defeat at home to Dover Athletic, made seven appearances for City and picked up one ‘Man of the Match’ award for his efforts.

City Manager Mark Hawkes commended McAuley’s attitude during his loan spell with the club and said: “Rory was the complete professional to work with. His desire for defending, his ability and attitude are excellent and he is a gentleman.

“I wish him all the best and he would be welcome back at Chelmsford City Football Club anytime.”

Chelmsford City Football Club would like to place on record its thanks to both Rory McAuley and his parent club Cambridge United for their services and wish them both the very best for the future.