Brazilian keeper Rachoni leaves Ilkeston FC

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Ilkeston FC’s Brazilian goalkeeper Evandro Rachoni has departed the New Manor Ground after his contract was cancelled ‘by mutual consent’.

Rachoni signed for Ilkeston in the summer having previously played in his home country, Angola and the Ukraine.

The 25-year-old had regained his place in the Robins starting XI having initially been displaced by on-loan Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Ross Durrant, but has now opted to move on.

The decision is believed to have been made for personal reasons with Rachoni having requested his contract be cancelled, something the Robins agreed to with immediate effect.

He said: “Firstly I would like to say thank you very much to everyone at the club, the chairman, the players all the way to the ground staff. I really appreciate all they did for me in making me feel welcome in Ilkeston.

“I have had an amazing relationship with the supporters, they were always great and supported me a lot, I really appreciate that. It has been great to be part of this club and I wish the club and everyone there all the best and good luck for this season and in the future.”

Robins boss Andy Watson said: “We want to thank Evandro for his services up to this point and wish him well in the future.”

Ilkeston’s home game with Halesowen Town on Saturday was postponed due to a frozen pitch.

The Robins are next due to be in action at Rushall Olympic on Tuesday night.