VAUXHALL Motors have confirmed the signing of long-serving Warrington Town defender Mitch Duggan. 

Duggan has dropped down two divisions to sign for the Northern Premier League West Division side.

In confirming his departure, a Town statement confirmed Duggan had decided to leave the club after his recent sending-off against Tamworth "triggered an internal investigation into discipline."

The move brings an end to a seven-year spell at Cantilever Park for Duggan, who was one of former manager Paul Carden's first signings when he joined the club back in 2016.

The former Tranmere Rovers man held down several positions across the back line and occasionally in midfield under both Carden and Mark Beesley, forming key parts of the sides that contended for and eventually gained promotion to the National League North.Wirral Globe: Mitch Duggan celebrates winning promotion with Warrington Town last yearMitch Duggan celebrates winning promotion with Warrington Town last year (Image: Sean Walsh)

'Internal investigation into discipline' leads to Duggan departure

He made 28 appearances for Town this season and passed the 200-appearance mark for the club in the draw at South Shields last month.

However, he has not featured since being sent off during the 3-0 defeat to Tamworth which came just three days later.

"Duggan was one of the club’s longest serving players, making his 200th appearance for the club against South Shields in early January," the club said in confirming his departure

"However, after his recent red card against Tamworth triggered an internal investigation into discipline, Duggan has opted to leave Cantilever Park.

"The club would like to thank Mitch for his years of service and wish him well for the future."

Vauxhall Motors manager Danny Holmes said: "We're over the moon to get Mitch in the building. 

"He's a born winner, a superb character to drive up standards. On top of all that he's a proper player so we're delighted to be working with him moving forwards."

Duggan added: "I'm made up to be joining up with the lads. 

"It's already a good group with a lot of top players. I've known the gaffer for a while and I know what he'll expect from his players so I can't wait to get going and hopefully we can finish the season strong."