They say the past is best left in the past – and that’s exactly where Charlie Wassmer wants his time with Crawley Town put.
The Hayes & Yeading man signed for Crawley in 2011 for a reported £35,000 amidst speculation that he rejected an offer from Premier League Tottenham.
He went on to make a total of 25 appearances for Crawley but soon fell out with manager Richie Barker.
The 21-year-old claimed that Barker would not let him depart to another club after stories were reported stating that Crawley tried to pay off the remainder of his contract.
Wassmer eventually departed to Cambridge United after failing to make a first team appearance under Barker, and then returned to Hayes & Yeading where he first started his career.
Speaking to the Gazette, the defender was reluctant to comment on the moves, saying: “The whole Crawley and Tottenham thing is something that I would like to keep between myself.
“Things happen in football and you just have to keep them between yourself.
“Something happened but I’m at Hayes now and I’m enjoying my football here.”
Although quiet on Crawley, Wassmer was full of praise for his current side and its coaching staff.
Manager Phill Babb brought the defender back to Hayes in the summer, and Wassmer is pleased with how things are going back at his old side.
“Crawley is in my past. I’m having fun here at Hayes and I’m enjoying it.
“We have a good bunch of lads here.
“The gaffer [Phill Babb] is good, as are the coaches so I’m enjoying myself and I want to talk about Hayes.”
A miserable festive period saw Hayes & Yeading lose 2-0 at Sutton on Boxing Day and 2-1 at home to Maidenhead on Saturday.
United face long trips to Dorchester on Saturday and Gosport on Tuesday.