Platt: Why I left Notts

Last updated : 08 January 2004 By Joanna Walker

Platt said that the main reason for the move was the whole insecurity of the stuation at Notts (despite him being offered an 18 month deal).

He was one of four summer signings who had been on a month-to-month contract at Meadow Lane, but he claims when the new owners offered him a longer deal: "the deal at County had changed a bit.”

He added: “When I heard Barry Fry was interested, I was keen to sign and sort out my future.”

Platt said he found his month to month contract “difficult” as he wished for a “secure future”.

Initially when Platt joined Notts from
Rochdale, the future looked bright with the manager Billy Dearden (who Platt had great respect for) and his ex boss at Rochdale Steve Parkin at the helm, while The Magpies were also expected to be led out of administration by the Bhattia/Strang deal.

But the deal fell through and Notts had to wait until December to come out of Administration, by which point the new owners, despite offering Platt a deal that would have made him one of the highest paid players at the club, still couldn't quite match up to Platt's original offer and he chose to look elsewhere.

As an aside, a rumour today is that the picture on Peterborough's official site, with Platt in a Posh shirt shaking hands with Barry Fry was actually taken on Tuesday afternoon.