PROMOTION hero Kieffer Moore shared that he learnt a “lot about” himself after a spell playing in Norway.

It has been an unconventional path to the top for Welsh international Moore, who started off in the 14th tier of the footballing pyramid before rising up the ranks.

Released by Yeovil after the Somerset club had suffered back-to-back relegations, Moore was offered the opportunity to join Viking in the Norwegian top-flight in the summer of 2015.

In a four-month spell at the Stavanger-based club, Moore made 11 appearances without scoring, returning back to non-league with National League outfit Forest Green after his contract was cancelled in November.

Detailing his experience on the continent, Moore recalled: “After leaving Yeovil we got a call, or an email, or something from my agent at the time saying there’s interest to play here.

“So I ended up going out to Norway for a couple of days, experiencing the lifestyle and training.

“I liked it. I thought it would be a good opportunity to improve.”

Despite it being a relatively short stay and unproductive on the pitch, Moore believes he learnt more than enough from the experience – both about football, and himself.

“In the end I came back from that learning a lot about my football, different culture and a lot about myself at the same time,” continued Moore.

“It made me a hungrier person and wanting to achieve more from that point.”