Accrington Stanley midfielder Scott Brown has announced that he is leaving the club.

Brown was one of three players weighing up the offer of an extended stay at the Wham Stadium.

However, Brown has taken to social media to reveal he is to leave the club after three-and-a-half years.

Brown played 32 times in 2018/19 having helped the club to promotion the previous season.

The 34-year-old leaves having made 128 appearances for the Reds, scoring six goals, since his move from Grimsby Town in January 2016.

He wrote on Twitter: “Would like to thank all at Accrington Stanley, fans staff and players for all that have done and given me in my time at the club!

“Got some of the best memories that will last forever wish all the best for the future.”

Brown is the second player to announce their departure from Stanley after Ben Richards-Everton opted to reject his contract offer and sign for League Two side Bradford City.

Will Wood, Danny Williams and Liam Nolan are also leaving the club this summer as part of the overhaul of John Coleman’s squad.

Brown started 18 League One matches this season, as well as making 11 appearances off the bench.

Stanley will now require new faces in the middle of the park, after Dan Barlaser returned to Newcastle United at the end of his loan spell, leaving captain Seamus Conneely as the only recognised senior central midfielder in the squad.