Wales international Steve Evans leaves TNS

Reporter:

Richard Jones

WALES international defender Steve Evans has had his contract with The New Saints terminated.

31-year-old Evans was suspended by the TNS and stripped of the captaincy last month after admitting a public order offence, for which he was fined £200 with £100 costs at Wrexham magistrates' court.

After an internal club investigation, Evans was heavily fined and relieved of the captaincy.

He did return to action on October 22 but was red-carded after 65 minutes and received a three-match ban from the FAW.

But the club has now revealed they have terminated Evans' contract for "serious misconduct".

The New Saints have issued the following official statement: "It is with regret that, following a public order offence committed on 20th September 2010, The New Saints Football Club have terminated Steve Evans’ contract with immediate effect.

"The club wanted to find a resolution to the situation by negotiating a compromise agreement, the terms of which Steve originally agreed to undertake.

"Unfortunately, Steve decided not to sign the agreement which left the club with no option other than to terminate his contract for serious misconduct.

"The club has taken the matter very seriously and does not condone this type of behaviour from one of its players and has had to act in the manner in which it has done."

Steve Evans, a central defender, made 192 league appearances for the club over a 10-year period.

He also won seven Welsh caps during a two-year spell at Wrexham.

See full story in the Whitchurch Herald

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