Worksop: Return to Tigers was a ‘no brainer’ for striker Higginson

Connor Higginson is back at Worksop Town
Connor Higginson is back at Worksop Town

Connor Higginson said it was a ‘no brainer’ to leave Gainsborough Trinity and re-join Worksop Town.

The striker is back at the Tigers just months after leaving to try his luck with Trinity in the Vanarama Conference North.

“I’m at a stage now in my career when I want to be playing regularly and I could see myself spending more time on the bench than on the pitch at Gainsborough,” he said.

“So when I had the chance to come back to Worksop, it was a no brainer.”

“I love Worksop, I’m a big fan of them and I’m just delighted to be back.”

Higginson made a good start to life at Gainsborough with two goals in Blues’ first five games.

But has only scored once since and has seen his opportunities become limited.

And after talking things over with Blues boss Steve Housham, he decided it was best for him if he returned to Sandy Lane.

“When I didn’t get on against Chorley when we were 4-0 down, I think it was then I knew I needed a change,” he continued.

“I felt then that things were not working out for me as I’d hoped at Gainsborough.”

I had a chat with Steve and we mutually agreed it would be the best thing for us both if I went back to Worksop.”

“I’ve no animosity towards Gainsborough or Steve Housham, it’s a great club and he is a top bloke and he couldn’t have been better to me over this.”

“And in fact it’s worked out really well as I’m now back at Worksop and I’m so happy about that.”

“I spoke with Mark Shaw and he was happy to have me back at the club and I hope I can do a good job for them and help get them going back up the leagues again.”

“I love playing for Worksop and I’m looking forward to being part of the team again and hopefully weigh in with a few goals for them.”

Higginson had hoped to make his Tigers return last weekend but their Northern Counties East League game at Barton Town fell victim to a waterlogged pitch.

Instead, he will hope to make his return to on-field action in a Tigers shirt in tomorrow’s derby clash with landlords Handsworth Parramore (kick-off 3pm).