Craig Bryson is glad to see the back of the summer transfer window, as he can now concentrate on Kilmarnock.
The Killie skipper was a wanted man as Tuesday's deadline approached, with Hearts seeing two bids for his services knocked back.
The 23-year-old midfielder never pushed for a move and has no qualms at still being on the books at Rugby Park.
Instead, he is looking forward to putting the recent speculation behind him and turning his full focus back to matters on the field.
"I'm relieved the window has now closed," Bryson said in the Daily Record.
"Hearts had a couple of bids rejected on deadline day but there's nothing I could do unless the clubs agreed a fee.
"So I'll just get my head down, work hard and try to play well.
"It's nice that other clubs want you, it shows you must be doing well, but it's not to be just now and I'll carry on doing well for Kilmarnock.
"With the window now closed I can just concentrate on playing football.
"I tried to blank out all the speculation as unless there was an agreement between the clubs there wasn't much I could do apart from go out on a Saturday and keep playing my normal game.
"Every player wants to play at the highest level they can and if I get the chance I'd like to do that. But I'm very happy to be at Kilmarnock."