Daniel Carr has hit back at Shamrock Rovers boss Stephen Bradley's accusation that the departing striker "felt he was a little bit bigger" than the club.

Carr joined Cypriot side Apollon Limassol yesterday after an 18-month spell at Tallaght Stadium.

Apollon made the approach for Carr in the wake of their Europa League qualifying victory over Rovers, in which the 25-year-old striker impressed.

"He just didn't fit where we were going as a club," Bradley said after last night's 5-1 league win at Waterford.

"When representatives tell you that maybe his heart is not in playing for Shamrock Rovers, he’s not the right fit for you. People maybe think we needed to sell but we didn’t like what we heard, this club and this team and what we’re doing and what we’re building is bigger than any individual.

"If people don’t want to be part of it, no problem, we’ll shake their hand and let them walk away. That was the case with Dan. You don’t want people who are in the mindset of not being with the team and not being in the group.

"This club is a special club and it’s bigger than any one individual and unfortunately, that individual just felt he was a little bit bigger than us."

Carr tweeted a passionate response on Tuesday morning, claiming there was no truth in the accusation he felt he was bigger than the Dublin outfit.

"What a load of bollocks!" he wrote.

"Never once thought I was bigger than this club that gave me so much! Always gave my all for the club and will always be a part of me! Very untrue and disrespectful!!!"

Carr - who started his career with Reading and has had stints with Huddersfield, Cambridge United and Karlstad BK - scored 14 times in 57 games for Shamrock Rovers.

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