Reo-Coker Doesn't Regret Leaving Bolton

  • October 19, 2012 | By Chris Mann
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Nigel Reo-Coker insists he has no regrets over his decision to leave Bolton in the summer, having recently signed for Championship rivals Ipswich Town.

Reo-Coker involked a release clause in his Wanderers contract at the end of last season, one which stated he could leave the club in the event of relegation from the Premier League.

Citing his ambition to stay in the top flight, the 28-year-old left for pastures new. However, he failed in his attempts to remain in the top flight and joined the Tractor Boys earlier this week.

When asked if he regretted his decision to leave Bolton, the former England under-21 international admitted his decision to leave was down to personal reasons.

"It was never anything personal to leave Bolton," Reo-Coker said.

"The club is a terrific club with a great set-up, while the fans were great to me. It was a personal decision on why I left and I still think it was the right decision.

"The type of character I am means it is not just about your footballing experiences, it is about life experience. Things you learn in football, you must take into life.

"I had one or two options. I could have said my career is over and go here, there and everywhere. Or I could say I am in this situation, it is a new challenge, something fresh for me and something I am looking forward to."

Reo-Coker is expected to make his debut when Ipswich face Hull City at the KC Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

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