Club confirm Rhys Weston's exit

Last updated : 01 September 2006 By Michael Morris
Rhys Weston's time at Cardiff City is over.

The club have confirmed today that he has left the club. His move to Stavanger will be as a free agent after his contract was cancelled by mutual consent.

Rhys will use the last 8 games of the Norwegian season to try and earn a contract out there.

'It's been very unsettling knowing that you don't figure in the manager's plans,' admitted Weston to the Echo. 'And there is no point hanging around the place if you don't.

'You have to look after your interests as well.

'The manager didn't fancy me and that happens in football, but I have acted totally professionally around the club and it's time to move on now.

'I have no regrets, I gave my best every time I played for Cardiff and it's a shame it ended the way it did. But I was loyal to the club and I even took a substantial pay cut last season when asked to help the club through a difficult time.'

'My family will remain in South Wales for the time because of things like school until something more permanent happens,' he added.

'Having watched Viking last weekend I'm looking forward to the challenge and the travelling is not that bad, it only takes five hours from here (Cardiff) to Norway.

'It's one flight from London, and two from Cardiff so it's not difficult to travel. But now a decision has been made I'm looking forward to a fresh challenge.

'I enjoyed my time at Cardiff where I met some great friends and coaches such as Paul Wilkinson, Jimmy Goodfellow, Terry Burton, plus the back-room staff.

'I'll miss them but it's a case of getting on with it now and looking forward to helping my new club.'

Good luck Rhys and thanks for the years of service.