ARCHIE Haskayne admitted to being “gutted” at missing out on a last hurrah at Evesham United – but revealed he could return next season.

The 20-year-old midfielder had been due to play his final game for the Robins at home to Street on Saturday, December 15 before heading off for Army training in Yorkshire.

But the goodbyes will have to take place on the sidelines after Friday’s red card at Bristol Manor Farm ruled him out of Saturday’s trip to Fleet Town (3pm) and his final home match.

“I am gutted, I wanted my last game to be where it all started for me in front of the home crowd,” said Haskayne.

“Unfortunately it is done now. I regret it but there is nothing I can do.

“This is my third season at Evesham and I have grown close to the lads. The fans have been great, they have always been good to me and it is probably the best club I have played at for support.

“They are there every week, down at places like Barnstaple cheering you on.

“I will definitely miss the club but that’s not it for me. Maybe for now but I would like to come back in the future.”

Haskayne will remain registered with Evesham but is unlikely to feature again this season, even when on weekend leave.

“I probably won’t play for now, I want to concentrate on the Army without the risk of getting injured,” he added.

“My training ends in July. Once I am settled and if I get in, I will be based at Chepstow and playing again then, hopefully for the Army as well.

"A lot will depend on whether I get posted anywhere.”

Haskayne saw red along with Manor Farm’s John Lock following a brawl in the 33rd minute of a 2-1 defeat at The Creek.

“I got fouled first and as I tried to stand up the lad (Jack Durrant) stamped on my knee,” said Haskayne.

“I probably should not have reacted the way I did, all I wanted to do was get him off me.

“It probably didn’t need to escalate into what happened after, I would have left it at that and am pretty sure the other lad would have as well.

“There was a bit of a coming together and one of their lads (Lock) hit me from behind. It all went from there.

“It should not have gone the way it did. If we had been booked we would probably have all got on with it but I think it was the assistant that gave it, the referee didn’t know what had gone on.”