By Alex Stevens

Leeds club secretary Stuart Hayton left the club on Friday, according to a reliable journalist.

The senior executive moved to Elland Road in May of last year when he joined from Premier League giants Liverpool.

But Yorkshire Evening Post correspondent Phil Hay revealed on his personal Twitter account on Friday evening that Hayton had ended his spell at the club earlier in the day.

Hayton joined Leeds in the summer of 2015 shortly after a number of other high-level appointments, including former manager Uwe Rosler and ex recruitment chief Martyn Glover.

That duo have subsequently left Elland Road, where the turnover of senior figures under owner Massimo Cellino has been extensive during his two-and-a-half years at the helm.

Hayton had joined Liverpool as a secretary in 2013 after previously spending many years at Wigan. It was agreed in April 2013 that he would leave Anfield by mutual consent at the end of that season.

In other Leeds transfer news, a forward has signed for Nottingham Forest after quitting Leeds.