McVeigh adds that he holds no regrets about having moved down to play in the First Division for FC AK who won the First Division Inland Stream and are now just one step away from promotion to the PSL.
“I got married this season and have now been blessed with a baby, so I can find no reason why I should continue to move. I now have responsibilities that will restrict me.
“In any case, we are close to promotion. I will be more than satisfied if I play in the PSL again,” declares McVeigh.
McVeigh has twice been at Moroka Swallows along with stints at Supersport United, AmaZulu, Golden Arrows, African Wanderers, Ria Stars, Bush Bucks, Maritzburg United and junior league football in England at West Ham United and Queens Park Rangers.
“All I wanted when I joined this club was to be back in Johannesburg and playing football. I spent a lot of time moving in the past, but I have enjoyed my football this season, although I admit it has not been a walk in the park.
“This league has really been a challenge with so many ups and downs due to the inconsistencies here. In some games we have played decent teams but the thing is there are no easy games here because of the good players in this league.
“At the same time the opposition is different and the competition is tough.”
However, the 29-year-old will miss the first leg of the play-offs after being sent off in FC AK’s second last game of the season, a 3-2 victory over Garankuwa United.
Ironically, McVeigh will be up against his former club Maritzburg United in the play-offs.