Adam Mann insists his decision to leave Evesham United for Swindon Supermarine was not motivated by an increased weekly pay packet.
The striker has agreed to join the newly promoted Southern League Premier South club, who defeated Evesham in the play-off semi-finals last season before overcoming Wimborne Town in the final.
Mann was voted supporters’ player of the year at the Jubilee Stadium, scoring 24 goals in 44 starts.
The 26-year-old former Gloucester City front man said that the opportunity to step up a level was too good to turn down.
“I am disappointed it’s been made to look like I’ve moved for the money, which is untrue,” Mann said.
“It’s been a hard decision for me to leave Evesham – the supporters are amazing and they actually helped bring me to the club when I was contracted with Gloucester three-and-a-half seasons ago.
“Colly (manager Paul Collicutt) is one of the nicest people I’ve met in football, who looks after everyone at that club and he has certainly helped me find my love for football again.
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