Morais Issues Emotional Goodbye to Bolton

  • July 20, 2018 | By Chris Mann
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Filipe Morais has thanked the Bolton faithful for their support, whilst admitting he hadn't given up hope of landing a new deal until he was confirmed as a Crawley Town player.

Morais, whose contract with Wanderers expired on June 30, was reportedly willing to agree to a reduced wage on a long-term contract, but both parties were unable to reach a compromise.

Now, after signing a three-year deal with the League Two side, the 32-year-old has decided to remain positive about his time at Macron Stadium - a spell he says gave him 'some of the best moments' of his playing career.

Posting on Twitter, Morais said: "Sorry it has taken a while to give you all some feedback since news broke out of me leaving," he wrote.

"There's a lot more to it than what is known, of course, which I am sure fans can already imagine.

"Plus, I wasn't 100 per cent sure if I was gone or not until yesterday.

"I don't really want to get into why, or how I am not still at Bolton as I think it's distasteful and not my style. It is not my character to be negative about people or to look back on things with displeasure, and the club itself does not deserve that.

"I prefer to do the opposite and think about all the positive aspects of my time at Bolton, which takes me on to say a big thank you to all the fans. We shared some absolutely amazing moments. Your support towards me has been phenomenal, something that will live long in mine and my family's memories.

"The way you all embraced me so quickly as one of your own was heart-warming.

"We have shared some of the best moments in my career and I cannot thank you enough for your unbelievable support during that period.

"I played every minute with immense pride to wear the shirt and I am very thankful to the gaffer for having given me the opportunity. To play for such a great club has been an honour and a pleasure and I wish the club and everyone associated the very best in the future.

"I am sure the club will continue to progress under the current management team if given the resources they need and take the club back to where it belongs in the Premier League."

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