Trundle explains shock move

Striker looking forward to playing football again

Trundle: Joining Neath

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Former Swansea City striker Lee Trundle has revealed why he chose to sign for Welsh Premier League outfit Neath AFC.

The 33-year-old snubbed offers from League One duo Swindon Town and Yeovil Town to sign for the part-time Welsh club.

Trundle was released by Championship club Bristol City at the end of last season and Swansea opted not to offer him a permanent deal, despite impressing whilst on loan last season.

He will get the chance to show the Swans what they have missed out on in Thursday's friendly between the two sides following his surprise decision to join Neath.

The skilful forward insists he chose to join Neath because of footballing reasons, despite becoming the highest-paid player in the Welsh Premier League at the same time.

No problem

"I haven't got a problem with dropping down a few divisions because the main thing for me is that I start enjoying my football again and playing with a smile on my face, so it isn't a problem playing in the Welsh Premier League," Trundle told

The striker believes he will not find adjusting to the club too difficult having already started pre-season training with his hometown club Tranmere Rovers.

He added: "I think I could adjust to a new club pretty easily. I've also been training with Tranmere as well, so fitness-wise I am ready to go straight into it once I sign up for a new club."