THE mass exodus has continued at Taunton Town Football Club as two more attacking players have left the club.

On Thursday, January 4, the club confirmed that Dylan Morgan has signed for Yeovil Town for an undisclosed fee and Dave Sims-Burgess has left by mutual consent.

These two departures leaves Taunton Town with a squad of just 18 active players and with injuries at the moment, there is a true skeleton crew in operation currently.

Morgan had become a fan favourite at Taunton after signing at the beginning of the 2022-23 season.

The good news for Taunton is they have at least received a fee for his services through the move to fellow Vanarama National League South side Yeovil Town.

In his time at Taunton, he scored some spectacular goals as he finished third in the scoring charts in his first campaign. He leaves the club having made 37 full and 30 sub appearances whilst finding the net 13 times.

Head of Football Rob Dray said: "Dylan again is someone who deserves his move to full time football. He has been superb since he joined us, and it’s been great watching him develop. I  look forward to watching him develop even more in future.”

And the club added: "We would like to thank Dylan for his service whilst with the club and wish him the best of luck in his future career."

For Dave Sims-Burgess, he was on loan for Swindon Supermarine for about two months now so the move isn't a huge shock, however it is another big loss.

The striker joined Taunton from Bath City in the summer of 2022 ahead of the club’s debut season in the Vanarama National League South and he finished as the club’s leading scorer.

In total he had made 42 full and 19 sub appearances for the Peacocks.

Head of Football Rob Dray added: "Simsy has been a huge reason why we have been so successful in this division and has been a massive character on and off the pitch. He is a great lad, and we will miss him.”

And the club added: "We want to thank Dave for his service whilst with the club and wish him good luck for the future."

Where does that leave the Peacocks then? Well in a relegation battle that is for certain. Perhaps they could bring in a few local players from the Southern League.

But with the current situation off the pitch, there could be more departures soon to come.