ADAM ROONEY has left Aberdeen after signing for the Class of ’92’s Nationwide League facet Salford Metropolis.
The hitman had been with the Dons since 2014 and scored 88 targets in 187 appearances.
However he has now moved on to the Peninsula Stadium facet after agreeing a deal to work underneath former Scotland worldwide Graham Alexander.
Chatting with Purple TV, Rooney mentioned: “I can’t thank the followers sufficient for what they’ve accomplished.
“Not simply on the video games, however in and across the Metropolis and out the place we’re in Ellon, myself and the household have had an excellent relationship with them and it’s been good.
“Wherever we go we’ve been handled nicely by everybody and it’s been an excellent membership to play for.
“Additionally everybody across the membership, it’s not simply the gamers right here, have been good with me.
“It’s an actual household membership. I feel I’ve identified everybody’s first title from my time over time and it’s not as if there’s solely 4 or 5 individuals working right here.
“Everybody get’s on nicely, everybody’s pulling in the identical path whether or not it’s the soccer workers, the media workforce or catering workers, everybody on the membership are actually good individuals and it’s been nice to get to know them.
“It’s not a straightforward resolution if you’ve come so near the membership. It wasn’t straightforward, however I simply felt my time was coming to an finish right here and the chance got here up at Salford.
“I spoke to my household about and I felt it could be an excellent alternative for one thing new.
“I wasn’t eager to go some other place in Scotland and the transfer (to Salford) is one thing I’m actually wanting ahead to participating in and hopefully making a reputation for myself there.”
Salford – part-owned by Manchester United legends Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes and Phil Neville – are making ready for his or her Vanarama Nationwide League debut.
The Better Manchester outfit clinched promotion after ending high of the Nationwide League North final season.
Rooney admits he’s excited by the mission which has hit the headlines throughout the UK the previous few years.
He added: “The plans and ambition Salford have actually intrigues me and the place they need to take it. However the different facet of that’s truly having to depart right here.
“I actually wasn’t booted out the door. Sadly, in soccer you’re feeling your time involves an finish at sure intervals in your profession and you need to transfer on and we felt it was the appropriate time for everybody.
“The rationale I got here right here, and I had different choices, was to work with the Gaffer. We’ve had an excellent relationship and that is the happiest I’ve been at any membership all through my profession.
“It’s been essentially the most pleasant expertise and the gaffer, Doc and everybody across the membership has performed an enormous half in that.
“It’s an excellent membership to play for and hopefully the membership’s going to proceed to have extra success.”
SunSport revealed the previous Inverness striker was on the verge of becoming a member of Salford final week.
He fell out of favour at Pittodrie final season after the arrivals of Sam Cosgrove, Stevie Could and Greg Stewart.