"I'm a smart enough lad to know that my Rotherham reputation built up over four and a half years is going to be tainted now, I made the decision and I'm big enough to take everything that comes with it. I've given my all for the club. It's really sad that it's ended this way." he told Paul Davies
"Football is completely ruled by emotion and I 'get' the response to what I've done. Hopefully, once the dust has settled a bit, people might understand. They might not. That's just part and parcel of it."
"From the bottom of my heart, I've loved every minute of my time with Rotherham," he said. "This is my opportunity to say 'thank you' to the fans for all the support they've given me.
"It's meant the world to me; not only to me but to my family as well. I can't speak highly enough of what the club have done for me and my career.
"I'd never say a bad word against Rotherham. The fans have been nothing but top-class with me. They've been lovely to my missus and little one as well."