Matt Dixon has admitted he would not have left Thetford Town for rivals Diss Town if they were not capable of avoiding the drop, ahead of the club’s meeting tomorrow, just a week after his departure.
The 33-year-old is preparing himself for a return to Mundford Road tomorrow (3pm) sooner than expected after taking the decision to leave the Brecklanders and return to Brewers Green Lane having made the opposite switch in the summer.
Although the marksman conceded the decision was not taken lightly he admitted he has no regrets about making the move.
“It wasn’t a decision I took lightly,” he said. “I spoke to Mark Scott (Thetford manager) and texted all the lads, if I didn’t think they were capable of staying up then I never would have left.
“Thetford have done a lot for me and I am grateful, but I also feel I have repaid them — I didn’t realise we had to play them so soon.”
Focusing on tomorrow’s vital encounter with Diss just six points ahead of the drop zone and the sides separated by just three points, Dixon is well aware how pivotal the outcome of the match could prove in the battle for survival.
“It is a massively important game for both clubs and for me personally, I think it is going to be a lot of fun” he added. “My focus is now fully on helping Diss climb up the table and away from the drop zone.
“However, I hope Thetford stay up as well and I honestly believe they will.”
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