STRIKER Danny Glover says leaving Worcester City was the toughest decision of his career.

The 21-year-old, who topped the scoring charts with 20 goals for Carl Heeley’s team last season, has agreed a one-year deal at Blue Square Bet North rivals Nuneaton Town.

Glover had an offer to stay at St George’s Lane, and also said he rejected deals elsewhere, but felt Nuneaton’s ambitions to win promotion to the Conference would help further his career.

Uncertainties over Worcester’s future — they have to be out of the Lane in two years — were also a factor, as were the departures of Graham Ward, also to Nuneaton, assistant boss Mark Clyde, Simon Richman and Mark Danks.

“It was the hardest decision of my career to date and I leave with a heavy heart,” said Glover, whose used to share lifts with Merseyside-based Richman before the midfielder joined Altrincham.

“I really enjoyed my 12 months at Worcester even though I felt we under- achieved.

“But when Nuneaton came in and I went to meet the chairman and the manager, I just felt their ambitions matched mine.

“At Worcester they have got too many problems off the field to be a force on it. They have got a good team there but we under-achieved.

“I need to be pushing on now I have had a good season and I feel I need to be able to get back in the Football League.”

He added: “I want to wish the team and the fans all the best.

“They can choose to hate me if they want but hopefully they will understand. I am an honest person and I turned offers down to stay before Nuneaton came in for me.”

Glover was handed his chance in the part-time ranks by City boss Carl Heeley last summer after being released from Port Vale.

It proved an inspired move as he struck twice in City’s first three games of the season as well a dramatic injury-time winner at Boston United in the FA Cup.

Glover also became the first Worcester player since Craig Wilding in November 2006 to score a hat-trick for the club as he helped beat Hyde 4-2 at the Lane in February.

His last goal came in April’s 2-1 home defeat to Guiseley in a disappointing end to the season but the Stoke-based striker is grateful for the opportunity to reignite his career.

He said: “I still enjoyed my time at Worcester and I want to say a big thankyou to Carl for getting me to enjoy football again.”