Published: 00:00, 04 June 2014 |
Updated: 09:30, 04 June 2014
Striker Andy Pugh has revealed that it was a tough call to turn down the chance of returning to Welling.
Pugh signed for Dartford last week, rejecting a bid from the club that he scored 46 goals for in 84 games before leaving to join Cambridge United in a £15,000 move in 2012.
The striker also revealed that he could have joined Welling on loan in January but Cambridge wanted him to make the switch to Dartford.
Pugh said: "I've been in contact with (Welling manager) Jamie Day for a while, when I was on loan from Cambridge there was an offer from Welling at the time but it was unable to happen, and that was out of my hands, as Cambridge had already agreed a deal with Dartford.
"But I kept in touch with Jamie all along, he has been, and hopefully will still be, a good friend to me, even though I've not gone back this time.
"There was an offer but I had to sit down and decide what was best for me. It was tough to tell him that I was going to Dartford but I feel that this is the best opportunity for me to progress and play as many games as possible.
"I wish Welling nothing but success and under Jamie I am sure they will continue to move forward, it was just my gut feeling to join Dartford."
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