Leicester City's Gary Taylor-Fletcher says that he asked to leave the King Power Stadium after finding his chances of making it in the first-team limited.
Taylor-Fletcher joined Sheffield Wednesday this weekend and, despite the drop down in standard, the 33-year-old said that it was a move that he has been trying to make happen for some time.
The tricky attacker says that he had been trying to manoeuvre a route out of Leicester for some time, as he wants to be playing first-team football, and he is grateful to the club for allowing him to join Wednesday.
“I’ve been asking to go out but they have not allowed it. As soon as I knew Wednesday came back in for me, I was knocking on the door again," he said to the Sheffield Telegraph. “When you are sat in the stands watching, you want to be out playing. This gave me the opportunity to do that."
Taylor-Fletcher joins Wednesday knowing that he will need to step up to make sure that he keeps his place in their starting line-up.
The side have struggled for goals and the hope is that a player of his quality will be able to give them more threat going forward in the future.
Wednesday have only netted 11 times in the league to date this season, but with Taylor-Fletcher's creativity in the side their attacking outlets should get more chances to hit the back of the net.
The veteran attacker could make his first Owls' appearances against Charlton Athletic, when the two teams meet each other at the weekend.