FORMER Dorchester Town winger David Jerrard insists that leaving the Magpies was the “right decision” for the midfielder.

Jerrard, who departed the Avenue Stadium in February by mutual consent, cited a lack of game time as a contributing factor to his decision.

Jerrard, presently without a club, told Echosport: “It was the right decision. At the time I didn’t feel like I was improving in the way I liked there with game time and the position I was playing.

“However, saying that I enjoyed my time there over the season and a half and I’m thankful to everyone at Dorchester.”

After making 68 appearances and scoring 12 goals for the Magpies, Jerrard had trials at Poole Town, but broke his ribs.

He said: “When I left Dorchester I went and trained with Poole Town first team two or three times. My first game was for the under-21s where I unfortunately fractured my ribs after an hour.

“Since then I’ve been off and looking for a new club. I’ve had a few offers but I’m not 100 per cent on where I’ll go yet.

“Most are from around the area and one National League South team.”

Last season Jerrard played 28 times, scoring four goals for Dorchester and also helped the club survive relegation in the 2016/17 season with a goal at Stratford Town on the final day.