JAMES Wilson insists Aberdeen left him with no option but to leave in search of regular football.

The former Manchester United striker joined the Dons permanently in the summer but has cut short his two-year deal in the north-east to sign for English League Two side Salford City.

The 24-year-old, who has penned an 18-month contract, scored four times in 32 appearances on loan at Pittodrie last season but failed to score in just eight starts this term.

He said: “I’m feeling very positive. I wasn’t going to get the game-time at Aberdeen that I wanted or needed, so I think it was a good move for me to come in and try to play some football.

“I want to get back to scoring goals, which I’ve not done for the past few years as prolifically as I would have wanted.

“Hopefully I can bring that to the team and I’ve grown in character in the last few years, so hopefully I can be a good person to have around the changing room.”