Ryan Sammons says leaving East Thurrock United after 10 years was not difficult after widespread changes to the squad.

The 30-year-old was one of a host of players to leave Rookery Hill in the past week, with manager John Coventry determined to bring in new players after a poor end to the National League South season.

And Sammons said while he has enjoyed his time at the club and thanked the management team, leaving was not difficult.

“Covo explained in a changing room speech at the end of the season that we were all free agents and we could talk to other clubs,” he said. “So after 10 years this was the way my time at the club came to an end. He said he felt he needed to make big changes to the side otherwise it could be a difficult season next time.

“Sadly, leaving the club hasn’t been hard. When it is made clear that you are no longer wanted by the club then leaving is not really difficult. I wouldn’t say my time at the club has ended how I would have liked, especially with six defeats and I am very sad I did not get to say goodbye to everyone at the club but that’s football and everything and every one moves on.”

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