Sam Ricketts admits disappointment at leaving Bolton Wanderers

Sam Ricketts is settled at Wolves after his disappointing exit from Wanderers

Sam Ricketts is settled at Wolves after his disappointing exit from Wanderers

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SAM Ricketts says the bitterness of leaving Wanderers has subsided now he is enjoying a fresh lease of life with Wolves.

It came as something of a shock when the Wales international had his contract terminated by mutual consent in the summer – not least to the player himself.

Now skipper at Molineux, the versatile defender says he does not hold any grudges.

“It got to the point where I had a year left,” he explained. “I didn’t want to go, I wanted to stay. But the club made a decision they didn’t want to give me a new contract and they couldn’t guarantee me football. So, I wasn’t prepared to sit on the sidelines and take my money. I wanted to go and play football.

“At the time I was bitterly disappointed. We had been speaking about a new deal and then all of a sudden it was taken away from me. Now, I wouldn't regret coming to Wolves at all. I really enjoy the challenge and moving clubs has inspired me.

“To be captain as well is an honour and I relish it. The club has had a bad couple of years and there is a new gaffer and a new group of players and we are trying to turn it around.”

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