Hornchurch striker Chris Dickson admits he wasn’t initially planning on still playing next season.

The former Charlton Athletic man played a pivotal part in the club’s sensational FA Trophy win this past season, as Mark Stimson’s side eliminated higher-division opposition seven rounds in a row.

Dickson has now agreed to extend his stay with the Isthmian Premier Division outfit.

Speaking as part of an extended conversation with this site, though, he explained:

“With the null and void happening with COVID over the last two seasons, I was actually going to hang up my boots at the end of the season at 36. Because of the null and void, and them scrapping 34 of my goals, I’m like ‘nah, I’ve gotta come back and give them at least another year!’

“I’m hoping to play on for another two years and then we’ll see, and I’ve just confirmed with the gaffer that I’ll be back at Hornchurch next season. It’s literally a case of make up for them goals that I’ve lost, get the team promoted, and then we’ll see what happens in the second season.

“I tend to keep myself fit, being a personal trainer now, so I feel good, I feel like there’s a lot more goals left in me.”

Read the full interview with Chris here

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