CALLUM Kennedy has confirmed his departure from Billericay Town following a frustrating spell on the sidelines.

Kennedy made the move to New Lodge from League One outfit AFC Wimbledon in June 2018 and became a firm fans’ favourite with the National League South club.

But the left-back, who has been hampered by injuries this term, is no longer on Town’s books.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Billericay Town,” said Kennedy.

“The time has come for me to move on.

“I have suffered some injuries that have been both frustrating for the club and even more so myself but have still had a wonderful time in the last 18 months.

“I wish everyone involved with the club my best wishes and will always keep an eye out for the Billericay results moving forward.

“I’d also like to thank [player-manager] Jamie O’Hara for his help over the last few months and wish him and the lads all the best for the remainder of the season.”

The 30-year-old, who also counts Leyton Orient among his former clubs, made the left-back berth his own during his only full campaign at Billericay.

However, Kennedy’s stellar performances were not enough as Town missed out on their target of back-to-back promotions, following their Isthmian Premier League title win, due to falling short of a National League South play-off spot.

Kennedy remained one of the first names on the teamsheet at the start of the current season but a thigh injury in the September draw with Bath City resulted in a spell on the sidelines.

The full-back returned in a stalemate with Weymouth two months later.

But his comeback was shortlived as Kennedy was on the treatment table with another problem soon after.

Kennedy’s departure comes with goal difference being all that separates Billericay from the National League South relegation zone following Saturday's 1-1 draw at Eastbourne Borough.