"I had some great years at Fulham under Chris Coleman," he said. "He's a great manager and it was hard when he went.
"At first I was part of Lawrie Sanchez' plans but, to be honest, it became hard at Fulham. He came in and did things his own way. Sometimes players fit in, sometimes they don't.
"I like to express myself on the pitch. We had conversations recently and I wasn't sure I could have done that at Fulham any more so I thought it was better to move on.
"Don't get me wrong, I love Fulham. I made my debut there and my dad played there. But sometimes you have to move on as a player."