Rayners: I don't want to regret moving


National First Division top scorer Igraam Rayners has revealed why he won't leave Stellenbosch FC for any club in the Absa Premiership next season.

Rayners scored 19 goals to help Stellenbosch win the NFD title earlier this month, and is steadfast in his decision to stick with the Western Cape side for next season.

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"I'm staying with the club because sometimes making moves can damage you as a player," Rayners tells KickOff.com.

"I don't want to regret any of my decisions by joining a bigger club and ending up not getting game-time, sitting on the bench not contributing. I want to grow and I believe with Stellenbosch I can achieve that."

The striker also believes he won't be under any pressure to deliver goals in the top-flight despite the fact that local strikers have been struggling in recent years.

"I don't think there will be any pressure on me, I will focus on my game and I can tell you what I did in the National First Division, I can do it again," he insists. "With belief and hard work it's possible."

His coach Steve Barker is happy that Rayners is not rushing to move away from the club.

"He wants to be with us, he has committed himself to this club because he believes he can grow with us," he adds. "We are not worried about anything, our focus is on preparing for the PSL season."