Happier times when Michael Gyasi signed.

FOOTBALL: So far two players, Ross Barrows and Michael Gyasi,  have left the Linnets, with the former moving to Altrincham and the latter to Chesterfield.

The loss of Barrows is a real blow not only to the team, but the club as a whole. 

Ross is a great guy and a fantastic player who always gave 110 per cent on the pitch, as well as off it.

He is a real character who will be missed by many, especially the fans, who always recognise a trier when they see one.

I can understand his decision as his new club is closer to his Sheffield base and with Altrincham he can remain a full time player.

For me, Gyasi’s departure wasn’t really a big surprise.

In his two seasons at the club, having joined from St Ives Town, he was never able to hold down a regular starting place under Ian Culverhouse or Tommy Widdrington.

Indeed the latter loaned him to fellow relegation battlers Dover Athletic not long after his arrival at The Walks.

In fairness the striker showed glimpses of what he could do, namely a treble at Wrexham, but that wasn’t enough for Widdrington, who allowed Gyasi to become a Spireite last weekend.

As a supporter I always found Michael to be a frustrating player.

He has blistering pace which can sit quality defenders on their backsides with ease, but often his game lacked an end product and his choice of pass wasn’t always the right one.

It appears Gyasi felt that he “wasn’t appreciated” by the Linnets in his time in West Norfolk and, bearing that in mind, his departure is probably the best outcome for both parties.