Kilmarnock's new signing Patrick Ada has revealed he snubbed League One interest in order to make his Rugby Park switch.
The Cameroon defender will be tackling the likes of Celtic and Rangers this coming season after signing for the SPL club.
The former Crewe stopper was a man in demand, but he opted against stepping up a division in favour of moving to a new country.
"It's going to be great to play in front of big crowds at Celtic Park and Ibrox after what I've been accustomed to at some League Two grounds," said Ada.
"Even though I had three League One teams prepared to offer me a contract after leaving Crewe, I know the SPL will be a great challenge, so I felt this was my best option."
Kenny Shiels has been named the club's manager permanently this summer after ending the season in caretaker charge.
Ada, who harbours hopes of making his international debut, is looking to fulfil his true potential in Scotland and feels Shiels will get the best out of him.
"I'm impressed with the manager as he wants his side to play football," he added. "I just want to play regularly and fulfil my potential, which is what I came to England to do.
"Crewe gave me a chance to get into the Football League and I'm grateful for that as I have improved a lot during the last two years."