Reo-Coker: I don't regret leaving Wanderers
NIGEL Reo-Coker stands by his decision to leave Wanderers in the summer – insisting it was “nothing personal.”
The 30-year-old midfielder walked out of the Reebok three days after the end of last season after invoking a clause in his contract that said he could leave for nothing in the event of the club’s relegation.
But finding a new club has been anything but straightforward for the former Aston Villa man, who despite a handful of offers from the continent, has failed to find the Premier League move he was looking for.
He is set to make his Ipswich Town debut tomorrow at Hull City after signing a three-month deal with the struggling Championship club.
“It was never anything personal to leave Bolton,” he said. “The club is a terrific club with a great set-up while the fans were great to me.
“It was a personal decision on why I left and I still think it was the right decision.
“The type of character I am means it is not just about your footballing experiences, it is about life experience.
“Things you learn in football, you must take into life. I had one or two options, I could have said my career is over and go here, there and everywhere. Or I could say I am in this situation, it is a new challenge, something fresh for me and something I am looking forward to.”