Jack Giddens says he wasn’t willing to be number two for a second consecutive season following his move to East Thurrock United.

The 26-year-old goalkeeper has joined Rocks from National League South rivals Billericay Town. Giddens played second fiddle to Alan Julian last season, starting just 11 matches in Town’s 74 match campaign.

And he said he was always eager to make the move once East Thurrock chief John Coventry contacted him.

“I am looking forward to it,” said Giddens, who made his 100th appearance for Town last term.

“Once Covo gave me a call and mentioned the situation it really was pretty straight-forward. I weighed up my options and this was the best one.

“It is a chance to play regular football in the National League South and it’s a really exciting opportunity.”

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