Former Wrexham AFC striker Jordan White sets his goal for the future

Reporter:

Richard Williams

JORDAN WHITE is confident he will score goals wherever he plies his trade next season.

The Scottish striker was released by Wrexham manager Dean Keates after just one season at The Racecourse.

Despite having been a regular on the scoresheet during previous stints at Livingston and Stirling Albion, White has no plans to return north of the border and is looking to find a club in the English system.

“The gaffer had his own ideas and wants his own players, it happens in football,” said White.

“I will go and get a club and I know I will do well. I want to stay down here so we will see what happens.

“I will get the batteries recharged, get a good pre-season and go again next season wherever I am.”

Brought in by previous manager Gary Mills last summer, White contracted a bloodstream disease in pre-season and did not feature in the first team until November 29  when he came on as a substitute  in the 1-0 defeat against champions Lincoln City.

Although he couldn’t wait to get back on the pitch, White believes he made his return to action too soon.

“It was tough coming back,” said White, who went on to make 24 league appearances for Wrexham, scoring seven goals.

“There was a lot of expectation and personally I think I came back too soon. I have never had a bad illness or injury and I was naive to come back too quickly.

“I was so eager to get back, I was dying to play in front of the fans and show what I can do, but sometimes it can work against you.

“It took me quite a few games to find my feet, maybe I overplayed a bit, but with a few more games I would definitely have scored a few more goals.

“I was not as fit as I would be with a pre-season under my belt but once I got the majority of my fitness back, I think I have done well with what I have come back from.”

White finished the season with a flourish, scoring five goals in as many games to take his tally to seven.

“Once I got my feet on the ground I showed what I can do. That is all you can do,” said the 25-year-old. “I got five in five games, it was not really a surprise. I have always said that is what I would do and I did that.”

Having seen John Rooney depart for Guiseley in February after bagging 11 goals for Wrexham, White finished top scorer, something he envisaged after joining the Reds.

“I was top scorer at my last two clubs in the last four seasons and for me, I did not see why it would be any different,” said White.

“Obviously if John was still here I wouldn’t have been but he left and I was delighted to be top scorer. I said I would be and I was.”

Rooney made his move to Yorkshire a permanent one this week with Guiseley boss  Adam Lockwood saying: "He has a desire to help improve us as a club.” 

White, meanwhile, is disappointed he wasn’t retained but he has nothing but praise for fans who backed him during a turbulent season.

“I would like to thank the fans for their support throughout my time at Wrexham,” added White. “You get one or two that are negative but the majority were first class and I would never say a bad word against them.”

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