Andy Todd has been officially unveiled as a new Perth Glory player after signing a one-year contract with the club.
The 34-year old former Derby County defender has admitted the past two seasons have been extremely tough for him and is welcoming a new challenge.
"It's been the toughest time of my career," Todd said.
"Going to Derby just promoted to the Premier League and then going down with an all-time low 11 points, I've still got a bad taste in my mouth now from it to be honest.
"It's embarrassing really. But Nigel Clough came in (as Derby's new manager after Paul Jewell) and he stopped the rot a little bit but I think it’s going to take it's time for that club to recover.
"It was awful, we just got stuck in a rut of losing games and we just couldn't get out of it and even this season was the same until late on. I'm delighted to come. I think the club's trying to progress.
"We stayed up with two games to go and it's not good enough for a club of Derby's stature, so I want to come here and try to achieve things.
"Playing games and getting your confidence back and winning games, gets that bad taste out of your mouth."