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Chris Lever Released

The club’s official website has confirmed today that manager Alan Wright has agreed to release long serving defender Chris Lever.

Lever played 247 games for the club since signing as a nineteen year old for manager Peter Davenport. He also contributed 19 goals during his time, the last of which was a brace on New Years Day at Macclesfield Town. Lever was  penalty specialist.

From Southportfc.net:

“Alan Wright has agreed to release long serving defender Chris Lever from his contract.

Chris Lever said this morning at the Merseyrail Community Stadium as he signed his release forms: “Today is very emotional. The club has been great for me. But I am 26 now and need to commit to work on a Monday, meaning I cannot train on the morning session. I want to thank everyone supporters, staff and board for all their backing. ”

Everyone at Southport wishes Chris all the best in his future career. Alan Wright said ” Chris has been very honest about his situation and everyone tells me what a fine servant Chris has been to the club. Therefore we felt it important to wave a fee and allow Chris to look for a club where he can fit into their training schedule.””

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