RICKY Griggs has announced that he is leaving FC Clacton.

The right-sided player joined the Seasiders last November from their Tendring neighbours, Brightlingsea Regent.

However, he has now said that he will be leaving the Rush Green Bowl, after little more than six months at the Thurlow Nunn League outfit.

He wrote on Twitter: 'I have decided to leave @FC_Clacton. Thanks to everyone involved with the club.

'I really enjoyed my time there and I wish them all the best for the future.

'Great club with great people, Thank you.'

Upon joining Clacton towards the end of last year, Griggs admitted it was one of the toughest decisions of his life to part company with Brightlingsea.

He is a legend at the Taydal Stadium, having been an integral part of the club's journey to step three of the non-league pyramid.

Griggs made more than 400 appearances for Brightlingsea, before joining Clacton.

"It was one of the hardest decisions I've had to make," the right-sided player told the Clacton Gazette, at the time.

"A lot of thought went into it and I wasn't myself for a couple of days, weighing everything up.

"Brightlingsea are such a great club.

"I had so many good times there and created memories I'll never forget.

"I really hope they push on and continue playing at step three level, because there are so many brilliant people over there, on and off the pitch.

"To have climbed through the divisions and reach that level is such an achievement and I'm proud to have played some part.

"I'll miss the club so much and am grateful to everyone there for what they've done for me.

"But all good things must come to an end and I know I've made the right decision in joining Clacton.

"There was quite a lot of interest in me but, in the end, it was a no-brainer. I'm happy and excited to be here."