Notts County ace Matt Tootle has taken to Twitter to update fans on how he is following a comment he heard from a fan at Meadow Lane wondering whether he is okay.
The defender has had very little game time this season and hasn't featured in many of Neal Ardley's squads, but the player has reassured fans that his mental health is as good as ever.
Several years ago, Tootle spoke publicly about having battled mental health issues in the past, but in response to the fan who asked about his current state of mind, he said he was fine.
He added that his absence is purely football related, namely being out of favour.
Here are his tweets on the subject:
2 or so years ago when I opened up about my mental health, I was fully aware it could effect my career negatively. But I wanted to help people and don’t regret it one bit still to this day I’m proud of that. Yesterday as I left the ground I overheard a fan say he mustn’t be well.— Matthew Tootle (@MattTootle) September 29, 2019
I want to clear up that my mental health is as good as ever. I’m out of favour and that’s part and parcel of the game and I’ll continue to work hard and see where it gets me I just felt as though it was important to clear that up— Matthew Tootle (@MattTootle) September 29, 2019
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