Ricky Wells insists he heads into the winter with his head held high after his season with Sheffield.
American World Cup rider Wells was a regular double-figure scorer in a torrid season for the Owlerton club which was ruined by an injury crisis.
It ended in unsavoury fashion when Wells took a swipe at club owner Neil Machin.
But Machin himself refused to be dragged into a war of words.
Said Wells: “I’ve enjoyed my season and I think I did pretty well in the Premier League for Sheffield, I always gave it my best.
“I did pretty well for Wolverhampton in the Elite League as well although that could have gone better than it did at certain moments.
“The World Cup was an enjoyable experience too.
“We did well to get to Prague and that was a major success for us as a team.
“Obviously it was a hard season with Sheffield and nobody really knows what’s going on for next season at this moment because of all the uncertainty surrounding the sport.
“But I feel satisfied with my efforts.
“I scored well when we were struggling badly with injuries and always tried my best in Sheffield colours.
“I’m not sure what the future holds for me, but it would be nice for things to be sorted sooner rather than later.
“I think I can hold my head high after the season I had and see what happens for next season.
“I want to thank the Sheffield fans, my teammates and management for the 2013 season and hope everyone has a good winter.”