WORTHING FC striker Terry Dodd has left the club to join local rivals Bognor Regis.
He spoke to Worthing manager Chris White yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon to let him know and White said: “I’m disapppointed because I’d have liked Terry to stay for another year or left us for a team in a higher division.”
White had spoken to The Herald Wednesday morning and was hopeful that Dodd would stay after two positive meetings.
However, Rebels’ 22-goal top-scorer from last season, who was also the supporters’ player of the season, has decided to join Bognor, who he spoke to inbetween his two meetings with White, on a year’s contract from July 1.
White added: “Bognor are a decent club but I feel it’s a sideways move.
“I said to him that if we didn’t have success next season, I’d have liked to help get him a move to a higher team.
“But it’s his decision and I respect it and wish him all the best.
“I’ve brought in Jamie Brotherton and Steve Davies already and we’re also in talks with another proven goalscorer at this level as well.”