DEVIZES Town hotshot Nick Stanley has confirmed he will leave the club after rediscovering his confidence.

Stanley, 20, has had an impressive season with the Toolstation League Premier Division outfit, and attracted interest from Mangotsfield United and Conference National side Oxford United.

"My intension is still to leave Devizes to get back up the leagues," said the striker who hit 22 goals last year.

"I did say to Thommo (manager Paul Thompson) I would be looking to go if a better offer came in and I felt it was something I could progress with."

Stanley thanked the club for giving him an opportunity following his release from Southern Leaguers Chippenham Town last summer.

He said: "It was good to get back on the scoresheet and they just let me do my own thing. I got my confidence back.

"If I wanted to hog the ball they let me, I needed to have a break and play my normal game.

"It was better than getting shouted at all the time from Darren (Perrin)."

Perrin tried to re-sign Stanley for Chippenham last year after his blistering start to the season, an offer Stanley firmly refused.

However, with Adie Mings now in charge of the Bluebirds, Stanley wouldn't rule out a return.

He said: "I would consider it if they were serious about their interest. Last time they said this, that and the other and then nothing happened."

Southern League Premier Division side Mangotsfield were also keen observers of the striker, and he was close to leaving in January, but the two clubs couldn't agree a fee.

However, Stanley now admits, following former manger Lee Howell's resignation, he is in limbo.

"I wanted to go then but they couldn't come to an agreement and I was left in the dark a little," said Stanley, who confirmed Oxford were still keen on him.

"I will give them a call in the next couple of weeks. I'll let them get last season out of their system and sort their finances out.

"Now the manager has gone I'm not sure what their situation is."

Meanwhile, player-manager Thompson is due to confirm his future at Nursteed Road this weekend. The experienced goakeeper is having final thoughts on his decision to quit.