Date: 23rd July 2009 at 2:44pm
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Just 24 hours after chairman John McGinty told the BBC that ‘He wanted to pursue different careers outside football. One of the options was to also play football if it was possible.’ Nikki Bull has spoken to Get Hampshire with a different story.

Speaking to Get Hampshire’s Charlie Oliver, Nikki Bull quashed rumours that he was planning on giving up the professional game.

Bull said ‘I am as hungry to play at the highest level as I have ever been, I am a 27-year-old goalkeeper, getting towards my peak and I hopefully have many years left in the game, at a high level, as a professional.

‘There is absolutely no chance whatsoever of me going part-time. I have no interest in that at all. Yes, I do have interests outside of football but they are for pursuing later, possibly not for another ten years or so, who knows.

‘Also, I am fully fit and would have been back in full training this week, if I was still part of the Aldershot squad,’

These comments would add intensify rumours linking him with a move to League One side Yeovil Town, after their manager, Terry Skiverton, announced that he’d be interested in bringing Bull to the Somerset club.

He went on to say ‘It is nice to hear a club expressing specific interest in me but I haven’t spoken to any clubs yet, I am waiting for the phone to ring. Yes, I am taking a risk but, while still aged just 27, I have more than 300 first-team games to my name, at a good level. Not many goalkeepers of my age can say that and I hope Football League clubs will be interested in me.

‘But right now I am just drawing breath. Leaving Aldershot all happened very quickly.

‘All I would like to add for now is a thank you to the fans for all the support they have given me at Aldershot.

‘And that the club is very fortunate to have a manager like Gary Waddock in charge.’

Nikki Bull seems to be giving out the ‘come and get me’ message to clubs who may be interested, but what really went on is still some-what a mystery to the Shots supporters. It would appear we have released one of our few sellable assets and not recieved a fee.

The fans aren’t happy with the lack of communication between the club and it’s supporters, and this latest tale of mixed messages will do nothing to improve the mood.