Connor Higginson says a need to be playing regular first-team football was behind his decision to leave Gainsborough Trinity and return to Worksop town.
The striker joined Trinity in the summer from Worksop and made a good start with two goals in Blues’ first five games in the Vanarama Conference North.
But he has only scored once more since then and has seen his opportunities become limited at the Northolme.
And after talking things over with Blues boss Steve Housham, he decided it was best for him if he returned to Northern Counties East League side Worksop.
“When I didn’t get on against Chorley when we were 4-0 down, I think it was then I knew I needed a change,” said Higginson.
“I felt then that things were not working out for me as I’d hoped at Gainsborough.”
“I’m at a stage now in my career when I want to be playing regularly and I could see myself spending more time on the bench than on the pitch at Gainsborough.”
“I had a chat with Steve and we mutually agreed it would be the best thing for us both if I went back to Worksop.”
“I’ve no animosity towards Gainsborough or Steve Housham, it’s a great club and he is a top bloke and he couldn’t have been better to me over this.”
“He understood I wanted to play regularly, but I wasn’t doing that at Gainsborough and so I needed to look elsewhere.”
“To be fair to him and the other lads as well, the lads in the side at the moment have been playing really well and won again last weekend so I can’t argue with the manager’s decision to play someone else ahead of me.”
“But I want to be playing regularly and I felt that was not going to happen with Gainsborough.”
“Technically, I am, still registered with Gainsborough as they hold my Conference North registration and I’ve simply dropped to a lower level with Worksop.”
“But realistically, I know that I will be playing for Worksop now and not Gainsborough.”