DAVE Raven's departure from Warrington Town has been confirmed.

The experienced defender had been in pre-season training with Yellows while he weighed up whether or not to carry on playing.

His career will continue, but he has dropped down a division to sign for Northern Premier League North West Division side Marine.

The 35-year-old has spent two seasons at Cantilever Park, forming an impressive partnership with skipper Mark Roberts that saw both named in the NPL Team of the Year for the 2018-19 campaign.

Town have recruited heavily in defence this summer, with Evan Gumbs, Callum Grogan, Matt Regan and Joel Amado being brought in.