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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Message Of Thanks From Aaron Birch

Aaron Birch After Scoring Against Mangotsfield Last Month

This message is to everyone involved at Hereford FC from the Board all the way to the fans who have been right behind him from the start.

I am extremely proud to have been part of everything that was achieved last season and sincerely hope the club goes from strength to strength. The club will always be close to my heart now, so I was delighted to see the lads pick up three more points on Saturday. I have no doubt that it will take a very good team to finish above them in the league this year and I'd love to think that some time in the future there might be a chance for me to return to the club in different circumstances at a higher level.

It was very difficult to ask the Gaffer to leave the club, especially as he gave me my first real experience of senior football, but I think he knew that I was struggling and that something wasn't right.

My performances this season have not been as good as I hoped as I strive to get back into the professional game and my form can be affected when I'm not happy off the field. The extra travelling so far south this season has been really testing from my home near Halesowen and has meant I've not been enjoying my football as much.

Right now I think that looking for a club closer to my home is what I need unless I receive an offer I cannot turn down from a club playing in a higher level, but despite offers to play Saturday, I will not rush into anything unless I think it is right. Wherever I end up, it will have to be very special to match the place I've spent the past year of my footballing life.

Thank you to the board, staff, management and my brilliant team-mates at Edgar Street for all the memories I take away from the past 14 months and, just as importantly, thank you to the club's fantastic fans for the support they have given me during my time at the club. It's safe to say that I'm unlikely to enjoy another song as much as the one they sung for me!

All the best,