Ben Whitehead has left Cirencester Town to join Weston-super-Mare.

The striker scored 86 goals in 87 appearances for the Centurions, with 39 of them coming during the 2018-19 season.

Gloucester City were also reportedly interested but Weston was his prefered option. 

Weston’s new boss Scott Bartlett was delighted to bring Whitehead in. He told the club’s website: “There was a lot of competition for Ben’s signature so I am delighted we have got him.

“He is a good player, is at a good age and is hungry to do well.

“I have seen him several times over the past two seasons, he is exactly what we are after and will be a good fit for us.

“His goal record speaks for itself but he brings more than just goals.”

Cirencester boss Charlie Griffin added: “He's been fantastic for us and for me to bring in Ben that's scored the amount of goals to help his progression as a player has been a joy he's lightened up games with his play and goals and always a great team player. We wish him all the best.”

Whitehead will be stepping up a level and playing in the Southern Premier League following Weston’s relegation from the National League South.

Elsewhere, Cirencester are set to lose another forward as Owen Windsor is set to join West Bromwich Albion imminently.