ALEX Rodman was full of praise for Nuneaton Borough manager Kevin Wilkin after he quit the club for fierce rivals Tamworth.
The 20-year-old striker became the third of what is expected to be numerous players to leave Liberty Way this week when the club goes into administration or liquidation, possibly today.
He said: "I'm really sad to be leaving Nuneaton. I can't thank Kevin Wilkin enough for what he has done for me.
"He is a fantastic manager and a great bloke. Kevin and (coach) James Ellis have bought my game on a lot in a short space of time so I owe them a lot.
"I wish I could have stayed because I enjoyed my time with the club so much but it was impossible to commit given everything that is going on.
"I was looking to stay and set up some roots because I'm 20 and I've had a lot of clubs and that doesn't always look good but being with Nuneaton next season wasn't really an option."
The former Gainsborough Trinity and Leamington striker has agreed a one year contract at The Lamb which he will sign this week.
He follows central defenders Craig McIlwain and Gavin Cowan out of the exit door. The pair have signed for Blue Square North sides Hinckley United and AFC Telford United respectively.
Rodman is familiar with Tamworth boss Gary Mills having worked with him when the former Nottingham Forest star was in charge of Alfreton Town.
After joining in January, Rodman played in 17 games for Nuneaton scoring two goals - one of which was against Tamworth on the final day of the season.
Despite a poor goals to games ratio, he caught the eye on numerous occasions with his direct running and speed outside the box.
MCILWAIN was unavailable for comment as the Evening News went to print.