Reece Styche says Tamworth did all they could to keep him at the club – but Darlington’s offer was too good to refuse.
Top scorer Styche handed in verbal transfer request last week in order to force through his move to the Quakers.
He has signed a two-year deal with Tommy Wright’s side and said: “It was completely my decision.
“It was a tough call to make because I have loved my time at the club.
“No-one can question my commitment to it. I’ve given my all on the pitch, attended junior presentations and youth games to support the lads.”
“And I have always felt close to Mozza (Andy Morrell) and Mike Fowler.
“Along with Tommy (Wright), they have been the best managers I have worked with for a long time and between the three of them they are the ones who have got me into this position.
“But I had to make this decision. I told them (Morrell and Fowler) that, at this point in my career, with a family to think of and a wedding to pay for, this was a deal I could not turn down.
“Mozza did everything he could to keep me but my mind was made up and he reluctantly let me go.”
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