Darren Fearn is adamant that he made the right decision moving to Bedford Blues this summer, despite suffering defeat against his former side Newcastle Falcons recently.
Scarborough-born Fearn decided to leave the Falcons after finding first XV opportunities hard to come by, moving to the Goldington Road club in the summer.
The Blues met Fearn’s former side Newcastle a few weeks ago, suffering a 29-20 defeat, but Fearn is still pleased he made the move south, and is positive about the side’s chances of promotion from the Championship.
He said: “I’m really glad I made the move to Bedford. I’m loving it here and I’m getting a lot more game time than I was at Newcastle.
“It was strange playing against my mates when we played Newcastle, but I was less nervous than I usually would be as I knew them all so well.
“I had a bit of fisticuffs with Jonny Golding, who I know really well as he helped me out a lot when I was at Newcastle.
“We were laughing about it just afterwards though. I owe him a lot as he mentored me when I was at the club.
“The game must have been a cracker for the neutral. They got ahead and we came back into it but we had given ourselves too much to do.”
Fearn is not only pleased with his own progress since moving to the Blues, but he is also extremely confident in his side’s chances of being amongst the promotion mix-up come the business end of the Championship campaign.
“I started both the Newcastle and Bristol games, which was great for me. We mixed it with both Bristol and Newcastle without being at our best and I’m confident we’ll be up near the top come the end of the season.”
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