Bolton new boy Sean Davis has accused Portsmouth of 'mucking him about' after leaving Fratton Park for the Reebok Stadium.
Davis sealed his switch to Bolton earlier this week on a free transfer after seeing out his contract at Portssmouth.
The former Fulham and Spurs midfielder admitted Portsmouth's failure to sort out a new deal made up his mind to quit the club.
"A deal could have been sorted out in January. Tony Adams offered me a deal, but they kept mucking me about over little things and couldn't agree on anything," Davis told Sky Sports News.
"The contract ran out and I didn't hear anything, so I thought I'd go somewhere I'd be appreciated.
"When I say appreciated I don't mean anything against the (Portsmouth) fans, they were great to me, always behind me, the atmosphere was great and they were one of the special things there.
"But upstairs I didn't feel appreciated enough. The contract could have been sorted months ago."
Davis insists there is no bitterness over his exit from Portsmouth and is looking forward to the challenge at Bolton.
"There is no bitterness - I'm a Bolton player now," added Davis.
"After I spoke to the manager there was only one decision - to join Bolton Wanderers.
"I don't want to dwell on it too much. You've got to move on and I'm looking forward to a fresh start."