Oxford United new-boy Peter Leven admits he was 'gutted' to leave MK Dons but felt he deserved a better contract offer.
The 27-year-old midfielder shocked fans by dropping into League Two, with many believing he was destined for the Championship following his departure from stadium:mk.
Speaking to MKNEWS, Leven said: "There was a contract on the table but I didn't think that offer was right. I didn't think I deserved what was being offered."
Despite his disappointment, Leven is now looking forward to the new challenge of promotion with the U's.
"I was speaking to a few clubs from the Championship and League One but in the end I chose League Two.
"The facilities here are top class, they get a good crowd every week and it's close to home. I am looking forward to the challenge, I've never had a promotion in my career."