Morecambe midfielder announces his exit from the club

Aaron Wildig has announced he will be leaving Morecambe as they gear up for a second season in League One.

By Gavin Browne
Thursday, 2nd June 2022, 1:50 pm

The midfielder revealed the news on social media, 24 hours after Jonah Ayunga’s departure for St Mirren was confirmed.

He had been one of three out-of-contract players offered fresh terms by manager Derek Adams, along with Arthur Gnahoua and Adam Smith.

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Wildig will depart the Shrimps after seven years, having initially joined them on loan from Shrewsbury Town in March 2015 before signing permanently that summer.

The 30-year-old made more than 200 appearances in all competitions for the club across both spells, scoring 25 times.

His best return in terms of goals came in the promotion-winning 2020-21 season, scoring 10 times with the last of those the crucial play-off semi-final strike against Tranmere Rovers.

His career began with Cardiff City, for whom he was an unused substitute in the 2010 Championship play-off final against Blackpool, before heading to Shrewsbury.

Aaron Wildig scores the goal against Tranmere Rovers that sent Morecambe to last year's play-off final