Stuart Jopling weighing up his options

EXPEERIENCED striker Stuart Jopling is taking stock and weighing up his options after leaving Diss Town.

Jopling rode to the rescue last season, re-joining his former club in February and guiding the Tangerines to safety in what is now the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division.

But this season he has been confined to cameo roles from the bench and he decided to quit the club even before manager Rob Taylor re-signed striker Jordan Rocastle.

Jopling, who has played for a host of other non-league clubs including Debenham LC, Hadleigh United, Mildenhall Town, Needham Market and Stowmarket Town, is now considering his next move.

The 38-year-old who has been a prolific scorer throughout his career, said: “There was no discussion or conversation with Rob and it got to the point where I could see how he viewed my position in the squad.

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“The signing of Jordan Rocastle confirmed my belief that it was best we parted company on good terms before the relationship soured.

“Having committed to Diss Town again this season to find myself on the bench and coming on for just six minutes, I decided to call it a day with immediate effect.

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“The telephone has been ringing and people have been contacting me, but I am intending to take stock of the situation and take a couple of weeks out to catch up on work and my personal life and weigh up my options.”

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