CRAIG Veal and Josh Searle, who have been regulars for Taunton Town over the past two seasons, have both opted to leave the club ahead of the new campaign.

Striker Veal, who was in his second spell with the Peacocks, will join fellow Evo-Stik Southern League Division 1 South & West side Bideford after racking up 192 Taunton appearances and scoring 51 goals.

Searle, a versatile wing-back who could play on either side, has chosen to move down the M5 to Western League outfit Willand Rovers. 

Having joined the club in the summer of 2015, Searle leaves the club with 102 Town appearances to his name.

The club have wished both players well for their future.