ALEX Rodman, who is set to leave the club, feels that he should thank the Grimsby Town fans for their backing during his season long stay with the Mariners.
The 27-year-old has decided not to take up the option, which was written into the contract he signed at the beginning of the season and is set to move to another club during the summer.
He told gtfc.co.uk: “I’ve absolutely loved it at Grimsby. It has been a pleasure coming into training and to play for a club like Grimsby. The fans have been fantastic and their support continues to surprise me, how much passion they have. It really does mean so much when you are playing in front of them.”
“It’s been a really good year and we came very close to achieving what we set out to do, in terms of the play-offs.
“Obviously last weekend was really disappointing. To lose in the manner that we did, where almost everything that could go wrong did go wrong.
“It wasn’t that we were played off the park, I would have been happier losing if we had been. Rather than that we had a refereeing decision, the sending off and Macca’s mistake. Macca has been fantastic all season.
“On the whole, I’ve really enjoyed it, made some good friends and I think I’ve got back to playing some good football. It’s been a good season and I will look back on it with great memories.”
And Alex agreed that his time at Blundell Park had re-ignited his career after it had stalled because of illness and injuries.
“This season was important for me, to get back playing regularly and back to playing well. After my injuries and illnesses there was probably a question mark myself – whether I could get back to where I was a couple of seasons ago. It was massive for me and I appreciate the gaffer showing faith in me.”
In closing, he said: ““It is a fantastic club and one that deserves success. I wish I could have been part of their history and taken the club back into the Football League. I am sure they will find themselves there sooner rather than later.”