SCOTT Shulton is set to leave Bishop’s Stortford FC for Ryman premier division side Hendon.
The midfielder who has had two spells at the Blues, went on Twitter to tweet that he was set to join the Londoners, where a friend of his is manager.
Shulton has been known to struggle with the long midweek journeys to and from Blues’ away games as he is a school teacher.
Shulton, a creative presence in midfield, was inspirational in the club’s Herts Senior Cup triumph a couple of years ago under then boss Mark Simpson.
He had a spell at Braintree Town in the 2010-11 season, but returned to Woodside Park when Ian Walker was manager.
He joins a side who narrowly missed out on the Ryman premier play-offs last season.
Shulton tweeted: “I think I’ve made right decision! Played conf south/north for three years and got 130+ appearances and league title. #newchallenge.
“I would like to thank all the Bishop Stortford fans for all their support and effort last season.”
Meanwhile, Dwight Gayle completed a memorable spring when he secured the Blue Square Bet North Player of the Month award for April.
The ex-Stansted striker ended the season with 42 goals, breaking the record for Bishop’s Stortford FC, which had stood for more than two decades.
He ended the season with a hat-trick away at Stalybridge Celtic and repeated the feat in their final game of the season at home to Eastwood.
His goals allayed drop fears as Rod Stringer’s side finished in 10th.
He hit four hat-tricks during the campaign.
Gayle, 22, had been on loan at Stortford after signing from Dagenham & Redbridge.
Gayle also scooped the 2011-12 Players’ Player of the Year and Supporters’ Player of the year gongs at Woodside park.
He now returns to the Daggers and will look to seal a first-team spot.
The Blues have fixed up friendlies against two Football League sides.
Stortford will host League One play-off losers Stevenage on Wednesday August 1 and then host Colchester United on Saturday August 11.
Other fixtures (friendly unless stated):- Tues July 17: Waltham Abbey (A); Tues July 24: St Neots (A); Sat July 28: Cambridge Utd (H); Tues Aug 7: Harlow Tn (A); Thur Aug 9: Hitchin Tn (H), Herts Charity.