Yeovil Town striker Francois Zoko has announced that he is leaving the football club. Whilst the club have yet to provide a formal Released and Retained list for the end of the 2018-19 season, the 35 year old has made clear that this year will be his last. Francois has had a difficult season, failing to score in 28 appearances, albeit with only 16 of those being league starts. As such his departure doesn't come as too great a surprise. He has said via his Twitter account that he was disappointed with what he saw as a 'chaotic' season:
"It's been a very tough year with the consequences that we all know. But I want to say thank you to everyone for your support during my time at Yeovil. We fought hard together for three and half years to keep the club in league football. Unfortunately this season was chaotic. I'm leaving with sadness because all of the hard work was easily wasted. We could have done so much better and so differently! I wish you all the very best. Thank you and stay stronger."
Francois's time at Yeovil Town was up until that final season a successful one. He scored 36 goals in 145 appearances and was the club's leading goalscorer during three of his four seasons, despite his first campaign seeing him recruited partway through the 2015-16 season under former manager Paul Sturrock. He departs the club as their second highest goalscorer during the Football League era, behind Phil Jevons, but it was becoming clear during his final season that his time at the club was coming to an end. The best of luck to him with his next move.
Link: Francois Zoko : Yeovil Town Statistics.
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