Spencer Weir-Daley felt the time was right for him to leave Kettering Town following his exit from Latimer Park this week.
The striker, who had hit 15 goals in all competitions for the Poppies this season, signed for Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division outfit Hednesford Town on Thursday night after they had made a seven-day approach for him.
The move came as something of a surprise to most and while the experience frontman felt the time was right for a change, he conceded there were times when he didn’t feel “appreciated or respected” with the Poppies, who travel to Cirencester Town in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division this afternoon (Saturday).
“To be honest, it felt like the right time to move on,” Weir-Daley said.
“I would be lying if I said I had been fully happy in the last couple of months or so.
“I have my opinion about things and I didn’t feel appreciated or respected on or off the pitch, apart from by my team-mates who were great.
“But when people have certain opinions, there is always going to be a point where you don’t agree on certain situations and there were times where I didn’t think I was treated fairly.
“I think the fans were brilliant with me as well and I have enjoyed my time at Kettering but I was becoming frustrated with things.
“Maybe in the past when I was younger I would have just got on with it but I am at an age where I want to be playing so this was probably the best thing to do.”
Weir-Daley conceded Hednesford’s prospects for the season were also a big draw.
The Pitmen sit in fifth place in the table ahead of today’s game against Warrington Town, in which the frontman is set to make his debut.
“The fact it was Hednesford who came in for me was big as well,” he added.
“I don’t know whether there had been other interest in me or not but I was allowed to talk to them and their position in the league interested me.
“I am looking forward to a fresh start with them.”