DORCHESTER Town boss Leigh Robinson confirmed Kyle Egan’s amicable split with the Magpies resulted from a job promotion.

Egan, who has made 122 career appearances for Dorchester, scoring four goals, has struggled to commit to training and matches in recent weeks.

And the former Exeter City right-back has now landed a move to fellow BetVictor Southern Premier South side Tiverton, making his debut in Tivvy’s 2-0 win over Hartley Wintney last Saturday.

Egan’s increased job responsibility affected his flexibility at Dorchester and, combined with travelling from his Bristol base, the two parties have agreed to part ways.

Speaking to Echosport, Robinson said: “We’ve let Kyle go. From way before I came in, he was struggling with work commitments.

“He’s got himself a nice promotion at work and travelling from Bristol we worked out he probably couldn’t make any midweek games or training.

“He just wasn’t in the right place to give us what we need, so we agreed to part ways.

“If he can’t commit fully, we’re better off using his money elsewhere, which he perfectly understands. We amicably agreed to part ways.

“That was something I was made aware of when I took the job. Those discussions were happening in December but the chairman (Scott Symes) agreed to give it until after the Truro game and see how he felt.

“Nothing changed with his work – he just can’t commit.”

Dorchester visit Merthyr today (3pm).

Elsewhere, loanee Harry Gardner has returned to parent club Bristol Rovers after the expiry of his one-month stint.