Defender Thierry Audel has spoken about his departure from Brackley Town last year.

The former Notts County and Macclesfield Town player had played a significant role in Brackley’s 2019/20 season prior to the shutdown of the game last March.

Kevin Wilkin’s side would ultimately take part in the National League North play-offs in the summer, though Audel was not involved, having subsequently departed for Italy.

As part of his extended conversation with this site, Audel explained:

“I was already in Italy, so I was not able to come back, regarding my personal situation. I tried, because I really wanted to, but sometimes in life you have to make choices, and I chose to stay in Italy.

“I really, really enjoyed my time in Brackley, I have to say. I played 30 games and scored eight goals last season, so I was really enjoying myself.

“When the Coronavirus arrived, it obviously was not planned for anybody, and I already planned to start to move back to Italy. When the play-offs arrived and they decided to play them, the manager called me to go back, but it couldn’t match with my personal situation, so I wasn’t able to come back to play.

“I was very disappointed, because obviously when you work hard all season long, and when the play-offs arrive you cannot play, it’s hard, but it’s life.”

Read the full interview here

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