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Deon Burton disappointed to leave Gillingham but insists he is not bitter about the decision

12 July 2013
by Luke Cawdell

Deon Burton

Deon Burton watches Gillingham take on Faversham Picture: Barry Goodwin

Deon Burton insists there are no hard feelings following Gillingham’s decision not to offer him a new deal.

It had been expected that the experienced striker would be lining up for the Gills in League 1 next season.

But the 36-year-old former Jamaica striker is now left searching for a new club.

Burton said: "Nothing came to fruition and I’m no longer with the Gills. There was a lot of talk and a lot of promises but unfortunately nothing came about.

"I am shocked in one way, after what I thought was a decent season for myself and the club. I was looking to kick on for this season but you get on with it, I guess. I take it as a football decision and you have to be professional about it. You can’t let personal things get in the way.

"It’s a business and it’s a professional reason why they’ve done it. There is no sourness on my part, only disappointment.

"I am gutted and that’s what I told the people at the club but I just have to get on with it and move on.

"I enjoyed myself and I was 100% looking forward to this year and kicking on in the higher division and seeing how we would get on. Unfortunately, that’s not going to happen now."

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