Hednesford Town’s new signing Reece Styche is looking forward to playing with a smile on his face next season.
The former Darlington and Forest Green Rovers striker was recently announced as returning to the Pitmen, where his path in senior football began.
The 32-year-old feels the pieces are all in place, after joining a club on his doorstep, and signing for a manager in Keenen Meakin-Richards he regards as a close friend.
The recent Buxton man spoke at length in his interview on this site earlier in the week, reflecting on a journey in the game that he admits might have ended prematurely.
He explained: “I nearly quit football when I was at Kidderminster. So I went from Forest Green to Wycombe in the January, I then had two years at Kidderminster which were horrendous, to put it politely, and it nearly made me quit football.
“My performance levels started to drop, I let it affect me too much mentally, and it’s one regret that I let outside influences affect the way I played.”