STEVE Hollis has said good-bye to Accrington Stanley - but he could have a former Red alongside him at his new club.
The left back is expected to sign for Conference North side Lancaster this week and team up with ex-Stanley goalkeeper Jamie Speare.
The move ends a five year association with the Reds for Hollis. He joined Stanley in 1999, moving with manager John Coleman from Ashton United.
And the 32-year-old former Liverpool trainee has seen mainly ups in his time at the Interlink - promotion to the UniBond Premier Division in his first season, then the promotion to the Conference as well as last season's fantastic FA Cup run.
"I think what has struck me most is how much the club has changed in the time I have been here," said Hollis who started his sixth season at the club in July.
"It's everything - the facilities, the ground, the club has gone full-time and hundreds of players have come and gone.
"I suppose one of the achievements which sticks in my mind is winning the First Division title. I know everyone says it but that is when it all started for the club.
"I also enjoyed playing on the left behind Mark Shirley - we linked well together and it was a good partnership.
"Other highlights have been the FA Cup run last year. I played against Huddersfield but missed Bournemouth with a broken wrist. We all enjoyed the publicity and rewards the cup brought."
He continued: "It has been a good six years. The fans have always been supportive of me and been friendly and I guess it helps that we have only had success.
"It is good to have support like that as when you come to a club three times a week you are grateful when everyone treats you well. It makes life easier."
He admitted it was a hard decision to leave the Interlink. Hollis had remained the only part-timer when the club went full-time, staying as a coach at Liverpool FC's Academy.
"It was hard for myself and John (Coleman). He did not want part-time players which I can understand but wanted me to stay so we said we would see how it goes.
"The players usually had Tuesday's off which is the day I could train and then they usually did tactics on Friday when I couldn't make it.
"There are players who John sees everyday pushing for a place and working together, so it was always going to be hard for me.
"It was hard to leave John and Jimmy (Bell) as I have been with them for seven years, at Ashton before here, but I had to be realistic and it wasn't working. I will keep in touch especially as long as the Liverpool lads are at Accrington.
"And John Durnin, Mark Shirley and myself hope to be there on Monday for the Hereford game."