Exclusive: Bo'ness United skipper and fans' favourite Chris Donnelly quitting the club after 12 years
In a major piece of breaking news at Bo’ness United, 34-year-old captain Chris Donnelly – nicknamed ‘Dougie’ – is leaving after 12 years.
"Chris has been a massive servant to the club, one of the all-time best players here,” BU manager Max Christie told the Journal and Gazette.
Christie, who chatted long and hard to Donnelly about what he wanted to do, added: "He is one of the boys who has done fantastically well for me since I went to the club.
"He’ll be a big loss. We wanted to keep him but we couldn’t guarantee him the game time he was after at his age. He is speaking to a few clubs and has not decided yet who he’s joining.
"Chris has been a fans’ favourite for a long time and club captain since I came. He has been a real influence and presence about the place.
"But he wants to know that he’s coming on a Saturday and he’s playing. And I couldn’t guarantee him that.
"Dougie is at an age where he can’t be sitting on anyone’s bench, he’s got to be playing.”