Published: 08:00, 01 February 2013 |
Updated: 09:43, 10 January 2014
by Luke Cawdell
Danny Jackman departed Priestfield on Saturday and was left overwhelmed by the reaction from the Gillingham supporters.
Jackman won the player-of-the-year award last season and has been a popular figure at Priestfield during his two spells at the club.
He left for Blue Square Bet Premier promotion-chasers Kidderminster on an 18-month deal to end his second stint at the club and he admitted it was tough.
He said: "The response I have had has been overwhelming. I can’t get back to every individual but would like to thank them for all of their support over the years since I have been there.
"It’s sad the way it’s panned out but I hope they get back into the league they should be.
"I am gutted because I wanted to finish on a high and that’s the way the club look to be going this season. It is disappointing that I won’t be involved but that’s football and you have to respect other people’s opinions.
"There are a lot of good memories for me there. I was at the club for a long time and it’s a club close to my heart. I remember when I re-signed and got the reception I did, it was spectacular and one I won’t forget.
"I will also remember playing at home and kicking toward the Rainham End. It was always a great feeling to kick toward your home fans in the second half and those are the things I will miss. I just wish the fans all the best for the season."
Jackman, 30, made 178 appearances for the club but found his chances under current boss Martin Allen limited.
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