Danny Jackman admits to being overwhelmed by fans reaction after leaving Gillingham for Kidderminster Harriers
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
Jackman, 30, made 178 appearances for
the club but found his chances under current boss Martin Allen
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