CALLUM Brooks insisted there was no ill feeling after Antonio Diaz departed Dorchester Town earlier this month.

Injuries and a lack of form hindered his impact at the Magpies this season – the winger failing to score in 16 games after netting 11 times in 38 fixtures in the previous campaign.

Dorchester boss Brooks revealed the decision to let Diaz leave had been “mutual” and the midfielder already looks to have made a fresh start at Wimborne, scoring on his debut in a 2-1 loss to Gosport last weekend.

Brooks told Echosport: “Antonio was great for us in the last 10 games of last season. He was instrumental in the way I played, he started every game and he impacted the games.

“This season he’s not managed to get up and running and he’s not hit form. That coincides with a few injuries and he’s been in and out of the side.

“I had a chat with him and he said ‘I’m not featuring as much as I’d like, what are your thoughts going forward?’

“I said ‘I don’t see there being shedloads of opportunities coming. It’s competitive at the moment and I’m looking to get players and play this shape. I can’t guarantee opportunities will be more forthcoming.’

“So, we had a very good conversation and he’s decided to pursue a new challenge. From my point of view, it’s a classic case of a mutual agreement.

“There’s certain times a player moves on and you think there might be certain underlying reasons for it.

“This is just a case of Antonio wants to play more. I’m changing the group over at Dorchester and we’ve gone our separate ways, but he’s a player I hold in high regard and I want to thank him for his efforts.”