Following their defeat to Vaduz of Liechtenstein in the UEFA Cup on Thursday, Longford Town's week has gone from bad to worse with the news that Sean Francis is to leave the club.

The club's official website,, reports that Francis was placed on the transfer list at his own request.

The ex Shamrock Rovers man was an instant success when he arrived at Flancare Park. He scored Town's first goal in last November's FAI Carlsberg Cup final victory over St Patrick's Athletic at Lansdowne Road.

Filed by Mark O'Neill-Cummins