Leaving nothing to chance: Cross back for Diggers
FOOTBALL: Diggers forward Adam Cross hates regrets.
He has played his entire career trying to avoid them, but something had been eating away at him for the past 18 months.
It was an issue he couldn't quite put his finger on until three weeks ago, when he decided to make a comeback to the top flight.
Cross is one of three veteran signings Diggers have secured in recent weeks, with defenders Harry Johnston and Dale Tucker making their return on the weekend via division two.
However Cross, who starred in his side's first win of the year at the weekend, said he wanted to finish his career on his own terms.
"I went down to watch (Diggers') FFA Cup match the other day,” he said.
"I saw the boys running around out there and got the itch to play.
"I guess I just want to finish my career on my terms.
"I have been wanting to play for a while but other commitments sort of got in the road.”
Cross, a Golden Boot winner, said times had not changed much at his beloved club and there was no reason Diggers could not make the the top five, despite their slow start.
"The dynamics at the club are similar,” Cross said.
"The potential is there.
"If we play like we did in the first half at the weekend, we will destroy sides.
"We are just missing that little bit of cohesion, but if we get it to where everybody just clicks, it will happen.”
After being plagued by knee injuries in previous years, the 33-year-old former gym owner said his body was holding up well given his lack of match play.
"There is nothing injury-wise that is holding me up at the moment,” he said.
Diggers host Caloundra at One Mile on Saturday.