WILLO FLOOD admits he has ‘embarrassed’ Dunfermline by quitting the club NINE DAYS after joining in order to move to Indonesian outfit Bali United, writes Alan Temple.

Flood, 33, penned a one-year contract with the Fifers following his release by Championship rivals Dundee United.

The Irishman had been keen to explore options abroad, having spent his entire career to date in British football with the likes of Cardiff, Celtic and Aberdeen, but made the switch to East End Park when no such offers were forthcoming.

However, I-League side Bali approached Flood’s representatives over the weekend to register an interest and, after showdown talks with Pars manager Allan Johnston and chairman Ross McArthur, he exercised a clause to terminate his contract.

He is now expected to complete the formalities of a lucrative switch to southeast Asia, with Dunfermline retaining a first option should he decide to make a swift return to Scottish football.

Flood said: “I would like to thank Allan and the club for their understanding in this matter, as I fully appreciate it leaves them in a very difficult and embarrassing position.

“This opportunity is just too good for me and my family to turn down.

“I have only been in training for a week, but I have really enjoyed my short time at East End Park and genuinely wish the club every success this season.”

Johnston added: “There is simply no point retaining an unhappy player at our club.”