Kevin Dos Santos has confirmed he is leaving Darlington.

The Northern Echo last week revealed that the winger is leaving the UK for a move to the Canadian Premier League.

And tonight he has publicly spoken about his exit, which the Echo understands will see him join Toronto-based York United.

He said: “My time at Darlington has come to an end. I can’t thank the club, my team-mates and the staff enough for giving me a platform to perform in England and not standing in my way when a new opportunity presented itself.

“To the fans, thank you for all your support, it means a lot.”

Dos Santos spent a season with Quakers, making 41 appearances and scoring four times – two of them goal of the season contenders, one at home to Telford and the other away to Fylde which won the accolade.

Dos Santos was born in Portugal, and played for Vilafranque and Vitoria Setubal before coming to England.

He first impressed Alun Armstrong when he played at Blackwell Meadows in an FA Cup tie for Tadcaster Albion, a night in which team-mate Erico Sousa also shone and subsequently joined Darlington.