THURROCK chairman Tommy South has confirmed that he is looking to sell the Isthmian Premier League club due to health reasons.

South has admitted that the 2017/18 campaign will be his 'last football season' and the owner has decided to put the club up for sale.

Fleet have begun their first term back in the Isthmian Premier League, following their promotion from Isthmian North, in promising fashion.

But South has decided it is the right time to sell the club following a battle with cancer.

In a statement on Thurrock's official website, South said: "It is a decision I have not made lightly and much thought and consideration has gone in to this.

"Many sleepless nights have been had and I feel the time is right for me to now put my health first.

"Everyone that knows me well knows for the past year I have had my own extremely tough battle with cancer and I am finally, after a long fight, now in remission.

"The loyalty and support my manager, management staff and players have shown me has been outstanding and I will be forever grateful to them.

"I would like to thank all the sponsors, fans, committee and club volunteers over the years for their support. Without them I couldn't have done it all.

"I am going to do my utmost to enjoy this season and support my manager to the best of my abilities, as I hope you all will.

"It is now time to put Karen (South's wife) and my health first and have some quality time to spend with my family."