Wrexham AFC can confirm goalkeeper Christian Dibble has left the Club by mutual consent, ending his five-and-a-half-year stay at the Racecourse Ground.
Dibble returned to training last month after recovering from the knee injury he suffered in pre-season, and the 28-year-old goalkeeper will now leave the Club to pursue first-team football elsewhere.
Dibble – a former Wales Under-21 international – followed in his father Andy’s footsteps when he signed for Wrexham in 2017.
He made his senior debut in August 2017, after first-choice stopper Chris Dunn was injured in the warm-up at Maidstone, and saved a penalty.
Dibble started six games in his debut season as Dunn’s understudy, and then became back-up to Rob Lainton following the latter’s arrival in 2018.
He was required to fill in for Lainton on several occasions, including during his injury lay-offs at the start of the 2019/20 campaign and again at the end of last season.
During the latter, Dibble’s saves in the quarter-final against Notts County and semi-final against Stockport County in the Buildbase FA Trophy were integral to Wrexham reaching the Wembley final.
Dibble twice contributed to Wrexham reaching the National League play-offs during his time at the Racecourse Ground, and made 72 first-team appearances in total, keeping 25 clean sheets.
He was the longest serving first-team player at the Club at the time of his departure.
On the decision, manager Phil Parkinson said: “We would like to wish Dibbs all the best. He’s been an excellent member of the squad in terms of his personality and character.
“We had a good chat In the summer, and we agreed it was time for him to move on to try and get that number one shirt somewhere else.
“Obviously he then got his bad injury in the summer, but he’s come back and trained well and now the time is right for him to get that move for himself and he goes with our best wishes.”
All at Wrexham AFC would like to thank Christian for his efforts during his time at Wrexham, and his exemplary attitude both on and off the pitch.