Chester City Reaction - Cherries

Last updated : 09 December 2008 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator
Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo, the man of the moment, Darren Anderton was quoted as saying: "It was a great way to finish but the day is tinged with a bit of sadness for me because my dad couldn't be here. He is too ill and my one wish would be for him to stop smoking. My parents have followed me up and down the country throughout my career and have both been very supportive. I just wish dad could have been here to see my final game and goal".

He went on to say: "I've made my decision and it was a wonderful way to finish it all off. It's a day you never think will happen and, when it does, you want it to be perfect. I thought about staying until the end of the season but didn't want to end up hating it. Things have been a little frustrating in recent weeks so I've made my decision and that's it. I don't think I will make a comeback but you never know. I might go away and get bored. At the moment, I don't have any real plans, I just want to enjoy Christmas with my family and friends. I know I'm going to miss it and coming here was better than I could have ever imagined. I didn't think I would drop down the leagues but I'm so pleased I did. It was a good decision and I've enjoyed the last couple of years of my career".