Cameron Belford has confirmed he won’t be at Wrexham AFC next season and criticised Gary Mills’ decision to drop him.
The Nuneaton-born goalkeeper started the season as the Dragons’ number one after joining the Racecourse side in the summer but lost his place to on loan Rhys Taylor in October.
The final one of his 19 appearances for the Dragons was in the 1-0 victory at Aldershot last November.
Belford – who like the rest of the Wrexham squad is out of contract this summer – was sent out on loan to Scottish League One side Stranraer in January.
And the shotstopper says he wouldn’t consider a new contract at the Racecourse in the unlikely event that one is offered but wished the club well for next season.
“I won’t be staying at the football club next season whether I’m offered a deal or not,” said the player in a statement on Twitter.
“I’d like to say a big thank you to the club for giving me the opportunity and the majority of supporters that continued to give me their backing throughout my time there.”
In what could be interpreted as a dig at Mills, he continued: “For some people it maybe wasn’t good enough but I always gave my all day in, day out and sometimes that’s all you can do.
“After starting the season well and then being taken out of the team with the team in good form, in a decent league position and looking to have a positive season, I feel as if the results never altered and the season ended disappointingly.”
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While Belford is attempting to win promotion with Stranraer, who currently occupy the final play-off place, Mills will be making plans for the Dragons’ next promotion bid.
The manager has promised his players they will know their fates by Wednesday.
And Belford is hopeful the club can keep the majority of the squad together.
“I feel that there’s the makings of a very good group of players at that level,” he said. “I genuinely wish the club and the boys every success in the future.”