Byron Anthony has accused Bristol Rovers boss Mark McGhee of not giving him a chance to prove himself before his release.
The 27-year-old defender spent six years at the Memorial Stadium and made 20 appearances prior to McGhee's arrival as manager in January.
However, he was then sent out on loan to Hereford, where he went on to suffer relegation, before being told by McGhee last week he would not be needed next season.
Anthony told BBC Radio Bristol: "He (McGhee) said he would give everyone an opportunity but he didn't give me the chance to show what I could do. He didn't see me play or know me as a player, but I'll take it on the chin and move on."
Anthony is now on the lookout for a new club and is confident of gaining a deal.
He added: "I've got my representatives speaking to clubs so hopefully we'll have some news in the coming weeks. This situation makes you thicker-skinned and a better person. You move on a stronger man."