Sarcevic: The Truth Will Come Out

  • November 19, 2021 | By Chris Mann
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Antoni Sarcevic admits his move from Bolton to Stockport County came as a surprise, whilst suggesting the reasons behind the switch are being kept quiet.

Supporters were left stunned in October when speculation surfaced of a falling out between manager Ian Evatt and Sarcevic, who was Wanderers' captain at the time, in the immediate aftermath of a controversial defeat at the midfielder's former club, Plymouth Argyle.

Sarcevic had been dropped to the bench for that game at Home Park, with Evatt citing an injury to the 29-year-old, and although he didn't go into specifics as to the reasons behind his departure from the University of Bolton Stadium, the player believes the truth will come out in time.

"It's still a bit raw and I think, in time, it'll come out but I just don't think it's the time for me to say," Sarcevic told BBC Radio 5 Live.

"People have their own ways of seeing how it went, but I think the footballing people will realise that it was a move that was a shock to everyone, a shock to myself.

"But I'm at Stockport County, I'm a Stockport County football player and I couldn't be happier."

Less than a month since his switch to County, Sarcevic lined up against his former employers on Wednesday as they overcame a 2-0 deficit inside six minutes to progress 5-3 in an FA Cup first-round replay at Edgeley Park.

Hatters fans rushed on to the field in the closing stages of extra-time, a scenario of events Sarcevic says he understands but also gives him mixed emotions after he was denied the opportunity to reunite with his former colleagues.

"That was probably the toughest part to be honest," he said.

"The fans, which is understandable, were excited and they ran on the pitch and we as players were safety first. We got escorted away straight into the changing rooms.

"I still keep in contact with five or six who I'm really close to and who I managed to see, but I didn't really manage to see anyone, which was sad.

"But I wish them all the best and we can all move forward now because, like I said earlier, the cloud has gone now that was hanging over us all and we all move on."

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