Former Yeovil Town right-winger Jonathan Franks has explained why he has chosen to sign for League One rivals Hartlepool United. Today's Hartlepool Mail suggests that Franks had offers to join any of Doncaster Rovers, Scunthorpe United, AFC Bournemouth or of course Yeovil Town, but yesterday chose to stay close to home and sign a deal at Victoria Park.
The 22 year old claimed that Pools were more impressive in selling themselves to him than the other clubs that had offered him deals and has told the paper that this is what made him put pen to paper yesterday:
"I felt wanted here and that is the main reason why I signed. There were a few clubs in for me but the manager here made me feel so welcome and so did all of the staff really Ė they sold the club to me. I want to play regularly because I havenít done that since I was playing under Gordon Strachan. So Iím hungry and canít wait to get started."
The former Middlesbrough player added that he spoke to boss Neale Cooper whilst he was coming towards the end of his 14 game loan spell at Huish Park, but that he wanted to get that out of the way before committing to any one club:
"I first spoke to the manager a few weeks ago but I wanted to get the season out of the way and then have a week with my parents and talk about what I wanted to do. It was a decision in the end which was quite easy because I felt most wanted here. That gives you so much confidence and you feel better within yourself."
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