SWIFTS manager Jody Brown has wished Reece Harris luck following the winger’s move to Sudbury.
Former Welling star Harris (pictured) agreed a move to Heybridge’s Bostik North rivals this week after a short spell back at Scraley Road which was blighted by an injury suffered in an opening-day win over Soham.
Brown said: “We were excited to bring Reece to the club this summer and deemed it a major coup.
“Having signed him from Ryman football and taken him into the national league top division previously when I was manager at Welling, I think part of his decision to sign for us at Heybridge was out of loyalty to me.
“He sustained an injury early into our fist game of the season and the club has worked very hard to aid his rehabilitation, both in-house and with a private medical provider. We couldn’t wait to see him out there on the pitch in black and white again.
“Unfortunately where there is no contract a player can leave whenever they like and seek better personal circumstances. I assume Sudbury have provided him with that, and I say goodbye without any malice.
“It’s a shame but, as our supporters know, we cannot compete at the same level as other clubs in terms of financial commitment. Our values are very different.
“Contrary to public opinion, we have very modest resources. Our FA prize monies have not been invested in the squad, and perhaps this unexpected sideways exit will remind people of that.
“Reece is a top player for any club at this level, so it’s a great signing for Sudbury an I hope he prospers, except against us of course.”