Marlon King is determined to stay out of trouble as he waits to receive an opportunity to get back into football.
The striker was released from prison this week after spending nine months in jail after being found guilty of sexual assault and actual bodily harm over an incident in a London nightclub, which occurred in December 2008.
He saw his contract cancelled by Wigan Athletic and is now aiming to secure a future back in football ahead of the new season.
Coventry City, managed by his former Watford boss Aidy Boothroyd, are among the clubs to have been linked with an offer and King is aware he will have to work hard for any deal.
King told Sky Sports News: "I haven't even thought about what league because there's no way I'm going to come out and think I'm going to walk into any team.
"I've got to earn my right. And given my opportunity I've got to take it.
"You need someone to give you that opportunity. I'd just like to say that given that opportunity I can at least do a job on the field and keep my nose clean off it."
King insists a responsibility to his family will ensure he will avoid off-field problems in the future.
"I don't need to make the manager a promise because if I get in trouble then I let my family down, I let a lot of people down," he said.
"I've been away from them for nine months and they didn't deserve that. I owe it to them to do the right thing.
"I've discussed it with everybody and everybody's got to look after their best interest. If the club want to put something in my contract to say if anything happens ... that's fine. Because they won't find me in a situation like this or anything else again."