Powell has no plans to move back home
Published 11/05/2011 | 05:00
Conor Powell has admitted he will not consider a move back to the League of Ireland after he was released from League One side Colchester United just five months after moving across the water.
The former Bohemians left-back had played just two games since signing for John Ward's side on a free transfer in January.
He originally signed on a six-month contract, but has failed to trigger a clause that would have extended it to 18 months had he played 10 games or more.
"I don't think I had a fair crack of the whip and it was a bit disappointing," said Powell.
"A young lad (Ben Coker) made his debut while I was undergoing a kind of mini pre-season and the manager took a liking to him.
"I didn't get a run of games then, the manager hadn't said a lot to me and I told him I thought I was capable of performing in the first-team, but it was just a difference of opinions at the end of the day."
Despite the setback, the 23-year-old Portmarnock man believes he is capable of making it in England.
"I intend staying here and getting a contract. I have belief in my own ability. Going back to Ireland is not an option right now," he said.
Meanwhile, another Irishman on the look out for a new club is injury-jinxed Willo Flood, who has been released by Middlesbrough.