He stated: “I thought then that it was great to be back home.
“And without a doubt, I knew I had made the right decision. I might have won trophies if I had gone elsewhere but equally I might have snapped my leg and never played again.
“Who knows what would have happened? If I had the same decision to make again, I would have done exactly the same thing.
“It was everything I hoped it would be and a lot more. It was always my dream, it was my team.
“People always get criticised for not being loyal in today's football. Well, I went back home and stayed there for 10 years. And I had the time of my life.
“I played for my club, the club I supported — and that is every boy's dream."