Jermaine McGlashan has spoken about his departure from Ebbsfleet United this summer.
The experienced winger joined the club partway through last season, having left Swindon Town. Fleet were looking in with a good shout of escaping National League relegation, winning at promotion-chasing FC Halifax Town in March in what transpired to be the last game the league saw in the regular season.
The club were ultimately relegated by virtue of points per game. Prior to that final decision, Fleet had parted with Kevin Watson and gone on to appoint Dennis Kutrieb as their new manager.
Speaking in an in-depth interview with this site, McGlashan explained: “Obviously I’d gone there under a director of football, Steve Lovell, so I got phone calls from them early doors (after the season suspension), but it was sort of pending with the league. That was big for me; I didn’t wanna drop down another level.
“They got a new manager, so the manager that brought me in left, and I got a phone call from Steve Lovell saying that the new manager wants to go a different direction, younger, fresher. Then obviously the news with the relegation, so it was one of those.
“From there, it was literally speaking to one or two clubs. It was hard with my age as well, people wanted to make sure I was still fresh, I could still do it.
“So being lowballed, if you like, here and there, with so many players out of contract, even as we speak.”