Tony Atkin has left Stoke Potters.
The club has released a statement saying their captain has left with immediate effect.
The Potters have released a statement: "The club wish to place on record categorically that Tony’s decision was entirely down to personal, and not financial, reasons.
"Promoter Dave Tattum is devastated by the news especially as Tony is a long-time personal friend.
"The Potters will now be assessing all options for replacing Tony, who has been their stand-out performer so far this season."