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Non-League Football: Casey looking for a game again after walking out at Moorlands.

Kim Casey - one of the most prolific goalscorers of his generation - is ready to lace up his boots once more as a player after departing as player-coach from Moor Green.

Casey ended a successful two-and-a-half year stay with Moors when he resigned. He stressed there was no fall-out with either manager Bob Faulkner, assistant Doug Griffiths or the directors. While Faulkner has just returned to the helm after a hernia operation, it had appeared Casey was being groomed to take over when Midlands non-League's longest serving boss steps down, but Casey felt it was right to quit over a matter of principle.

The former Kidderminster Harriers legend wants to continue his coaching career but in the short-term he could resume playing - less than a month before his 41st birthday.

'I've thoroughly enjoyed my time at Moor Green and I would hope I have played my part in helping them win promotion to the Premier Division in my first year and then to win two cups and reach their highest league position in my second year,' said Casey.

'Hopefully there are other clubs looking for a coach but I haven't hung up my boots yet and I might just play a few games. I've left Moor Green on amicable terms. Myself and Bob will stay best mates.

'There are one or two things I wasn't happy with so I felt it was time to move on.'

Faulkner saluted the efforts of Casey, but hopes to appoint a successor as coach quickly. 'Kim has done well for us and it was his decision to resign,' he said. 'I wish him all the best in whatever he does.'

Moors meanwhile entertain Weymouth at the Moorlands today, with the returns of Richard Softley and Stewart Brighton presenting Faulkner with a full squad to choose from.

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Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Feb 16, 2002
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