Akpo Sodje has revealed he decided to leave League One side Preston North End in search of a longer contract elsewhere.
The striker, 32, had been on a month-to-month contract with the Lilywhites since the summer and was offered another deal by boss Graham Westley until the middle of January.
But the player, who scored seven times in 17 appearances for the Lancashire club, decided to reject the terms because he felt his performances had merited a lengthier commitment from Preston.
He will not be able to sign elsewhere until the transfer window reopens next month.
"I was not released by Preston, I actually turned down the club's offer of another month to month deal," Sodje told Sky Sports.
"I wanted something a bit more long-term and I think I have done enough at Preston to deserve that.
"I hope to fix myself up somewhere when the transfer window reopens in January."