Cheltenham Town have reached an agreement for goalkeeper Owen Evans to transfer to Walsall FC.
The 25-year old former Wigan Athletic man departs after one full season as a contract player at the Completely Suzuki Stadium having previously played for the Robins on loan towards the end of the 2019-20 season.
He joins League Two Walsall having made 45 first team appearances for the Robins, 27 of them last season in League One, and Cheltenham Town Director of Football Micky Moore explained that it was Owen's desire to play regular first team football had prompted the move.
"Last year Owen was in and out of the team as we also gave appearances to Scott Flinders but in an ideal world, Owen would like to be playing week-in, week-out," Micky explained.
"He's had two spells with us, in which he's done really well, but we couldn't guarantee him first team football. We therefore agreed between us that if an opportunity came along that was right for him then we would look at it.
"Walsall have conducted themselves really well throughout and we wish him all the very best for the future with them."
The departure of Owen Evans leaves goalkeeping vacancies at Cheltenham Town with Scott Flinders having also departed and now signed for Mansfield Town.
"We will be looking to sign two new goalkeepers," said Micky Moore.
"We also have Max Harris, who made excellent progress last season, but he will be going out on loan again to continue his development.
"We have been working on goalkeeper recruitment for some time and have been looking at different players - both permanent contracts and on loan - with a view to making those new signings."
Cheltenham Town made their first new signing of the summer today with the arrival of Dan Adshead from Norwich City and another player is close to being announced. Both players had been identified some time ago and Micky explained that further new signings are unlikely to be finalised until the new Head Coach is appointed.
"Ideally we would like to have a new Head Coach in place before the pre-season friendlies begin," said Micky.
"Once that appointment is made then the Head Coach will once again go back to having the final say on transfers and new signings."