Written by Nairn County FC April 18th 2021

We can confirm that our captain, Adam Porritt is to leave the club over the close season. Adam's family commitments mean that he will be unable to attend training on a regular basis next season and he has taken the decision to step away from football. Director of Football, Graeme Macleod, explained: "Of course we are disappointed to lose Adam's services. He has been a great servant to the club over his four seasons with us, two of which have been as captain. "He spoke to myself and Ronnie (Sharp, manager) during the shutdown before we resumed training ahead of our Scottish Cup tie with Montrose and explained he was contemplating finishing at the end of the season as his wife was pregnant with their second child. "His wife has since given birth to a healthy baby boy and with their eldest son at just one-year-old, Adam feels he would like to commit his evenings throughout the week to fatherhood. "Adam had serious knee surgery early on in his career and has also been feel a considerable amount of pain in that knee during training sessions and matches, which has also contributed to his decision. "He hopes to come through as much as he can with his two sons to support the team and he will remain a registered player with us throughout the remainder of his contract." He added: "We would like to thank Adam for his service to the club and wish him well for the future. He has played an important part of the improvement we have enjoyed on the park throughout his time with us and he will be a difficult presence to replace." Adam said: "I would like to thank everyone connected to Nairn County for the past four years – it was a pleasure to play at the club and to be captain for the last few seasons. I would also like to thank the fans who came along to support the team and have followed us in such great numbers. "I have decided to stop playing for family reasons and I just feel it is the right time to stop playing with us having our second baby boy as I want to enjoy watching them both grow up." Adam joined us in the summer of 2017 and made 99 appearances for us, scoring 16 goals. He made his debut at Forres Mechanics on the opening day of the season and scored his first goal for the club in the 6-2 win over Lossiemouth in August 2017. He scored his first senior hat-trick in the 8-0 win over Elgin City in the North of Scotland Cup at the start of his second season with us and captained the club for the first time in the 2-1 away win at Rothes inĀ August 2-1, a match in which he also scored from the penalty spot.

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