Dan Bradley has spoken out about his mixed feelings over his departure from AFC Fylde last week.
While delighted to have played a part in last season’s title-winning Coasters side, the 26-year-old midfielder was less happy with the club’s handling of his exit.
It was revealed in June that Bradley had submitted a transfer request in order to move closer to his base in the Midlands, where his wife was expecting their first child.
The Mill Farm club granted his request but Bradley was distressed by a Fylde statement that the pregnancy was “unexpected”.
Bradley, who joined Fylde from Alfreton last September, told The Non-League Paper: “I was really disappointed with the statement. ‘Unexpected’ going into the media created lots of rumours. My missus has people asking her about it and it created lots of questions. It is a happy time and it has just put a bit of a dampener on it.”
But he also left the club with many more positive memories, adding: “The manager Dave Challinor was brilliant for me and I loved every minute of it.
“I was really proud to be part of the title-winning team.”