Lincoln City legend Matt Rhead is eyeing a return to the Football League after lifting the lid on his departure from Billericay Town, Lincolnshire Live report.

After four memorable years at Sincil Bank, Rhead left for the National League South side in the summer for an undisclosed fee on a two-year deal.

However, just weeks after joining the Essex club, he was told he could leave as part of a round of cost-cutting measures.

Owner Glenn Tamplin left the club in September and Rhead’s departure, along other higher-earners at the club, was confirmed soon after.

Prior to his departure, Tamplin sacked manager Harry Wheeler and replaced him with his assistant, former Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara.

“I signed for them and everything was all right,” explained Rhead, who won two league titles and the Checkatrade Trophy during his time at Sincil Bank.

“Then the chairman [Tamplin] said he wasn’t putting any more money in, which was a shame.”

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