Published Wednesday, 28 May 2014
The 31-year-old was released by new Blues boss Warren Feeney earlier this month and was quickly snapped up by Ronnie McFall at Portadown on a two-year contract.
"I was going to sign again for Linfield but circumstances happened and I didn't get the chance to so I was disappointed with the way things turned out," admitted Gault.
"But that's football and I just have to move on.
"It's nice to leave knowing the players gave me their award, I felt I played well for them over the past season and it's down to them as well.
"I had 15 great years there and made some great friends so I'll take good memories with me, one of the best being when David Jeffrey made me captain."
Gault had an ankle operation recently and will miss most, if not all, of pre-season with Portadown but he can't wait to swap the blue shirt for the red one.
"Unfortunately I'll miss pre-season so will have to play catch up but I feel I've a point to prove and I can't wait to get going."
Gault will be keeping a close eye when the fixtures are released to find out when Portadown will face Linfield.
"It will be interesting playing them but anyone that knows me knows I give me all no matter who I'm playing against; that will be no different against the Blues," he added.
"Portadown are a great club. They've maybe just lacked a couple of players over the last few years but to have strengthened with Mark McAllister, Robert Garrett and myself hopefully that experience will help us come out top."
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