Talbot: Leaving was a difficult choice

Last updated : 28 June 2005 By Smallsy
As one Brentford favourite in LLoyd Owusu was being welcomed back to Griffin Park another of the fans idols was waving goodbye to Griffin Park and League One.

After finally completing his move to Boston United Stewart Talbot took time out to speak to the official website about his thoughts on leaving Brentford behind. The 32-year old Bees captain joined from Rotherham in 2004 and played a bit part in Brentord's survival that year and also in our success during 2004/05.

"I feel deeply touched that Martin let me go even though he wanted to keep me, it was my request that I moved back towards the North and I'm delighted that he has respect for me and let me have my wish. There were many clubs interested in me as soon as my transfer status became common knowledge but i chose Boston because they showed me how much they wanted me offering me a three year deal"

"It's important for me to get some stabillity, on and off the pitch. It's good for my wife because she can live closer to here family and it means that my little'un can start school in a stable environment"

"When I joined we were in serious trouble and I'll be honest it looked like we were going down until Martin arrived, I'm pleased that I was able to come up with some 'important' goals during that period of time"

On last season's exploits he said,

"After the Hinckley game some one told me after the game that i'd won them a few quid! It was vital that we had that cup run, in terms of success but also financially, we had some great moments on the way but it took it's toll on the players for certain."

"My personal highlight was the away gam at Wrexham when we clinched a playoff position. We'd lost a few games and found ourselves one nil down and under the cosh. Amazingly by the end we'd turned things round and it was a great feeling"

On his time with the club Stuart said,

"I get on really will with Fitz snr, we joined at similar times and we're always talking football. To be honest theres not one bad egg in the whole squad, they're all good lads"

On leaving he said,

"I'd firstly like to thank Martin Allen. When he first met me I wasn't sure we'd get on but we did and I couldn't respect him more for that. I consider it a great honour to have been made captain last season. The fans have always been fantastic to me as well."

"My message to the supporters is make sure you get behind the lads next year, your vocal support really makes a difference on the pitch!"

To read the full interview visit the official website