TAUNTON Town goalkeeper Lloyd Irish is the third player to commit to the club for the 2021/22 season.

Irish, who is Taunton's club captain, joins team captain Nick Grimes and vice-captain Dan Sullivan in extending his stay with the Peacocks into next season.

Irish is the longest-serving player on the club's books, having made 370 appearances in two spells at the club.

The first of those spells lasted from 2008 until 2010, at which point he departed for Weston-super-Mare.

The goalkeeper returned in October 2014, however, and has been a virtual ever-present in the team since.

While centre-back Grimes and forward Sullivan are also set to stay at the Cygnet Health Care Stadium, there has been one departure.

Striker Owen Howe, who joined the Peacocks from Salisbury last summer, has moved to Bristol Manor Farm, who play in Southern League Division 1 South (one level below Taunton in Southern League Premier South).

Howe started one game and made 10 substitute appearances in the Covid-interrupted 2020/21 season, scoring four goals.

The striker previously played for Manor Farm in 2018/19, scoring 29 goals.