Shaun Ainscough has confirmed that he has left Batley.
The 28-year-old has been at the Bulldogs since the start of the 2015 season and has played over 80 games for the Championship outfit.
Ainscough scored 17 tries in 13 appearances for hometown club Wigan Warriors, before enjoying spells at Bradford Bulls and Whitehaven.
On his Batley departure, he tweeted: “Been an emotional night down at @BatleyRLFC saying my goodbyes.
“I loved every minute and wish the guys and fans the best for the future, love you all. I wear my heart on my sleeve every week and now it’s time to spend time with my family.
“I spent the best four years I could have asked for in the Batley jersey and some unforgettable moments. Even my kick for putting Batley on the map down to making the Super 8s playing in front of a packed-out Leeds stadium.
“It’s a special club and I felt welcome from the backroom staff down to the players and @MattDiskin for helping me fight my own personal demons.”
— Shaun Ainscough (@ainy18) September 30, 2018
Has been an absolute pleasure having @ainy18 at the club, fantastic in the camp and one of the best men you could meet. Good luck for all you do in the future, forever welcome at The Bulldogs
— Batley Bulldogs RLFC (@BatleyRLFC) September 30, 2018
It has not been confirmed whether Ainscough will continue playing rugby league next season.