Former Yeovil Town midfielder Ed Upson revealed he offered his services to Glovers’ boss Chris Hargreaves this summer.
The 32-year-old, who was part of the club’s League One play-off-winning side of 2013, was a free agent following his release by Stevenage at the end of last season.
However, despite having spoken with Hargreaves, who he knew from their time together at Bristol Rovers, an offer was not forthcoming and he chose to move to Isthmian League North side Stowmarket Town, where he began his career.
Speaking to us on a future episode of the GloversPast, he said: “I was away on holiday when Chris got the job and I text him and said ‘Congrats on the job, if you need a midfielder, let me know.’
“He rang me back the day he got the job and asked what my situation was and I told him I was a free agent and he said ‘I’ll be in touch’ but I never heard anything after that.
“I never turned down Yeovil, I never had the opportunity to turn them down, but it would have been a difficult decision for me because it was a time when I felt it was time to settle down with the family.
“I had a couple of offers in the National League and a couple of EFL clubs and it was the biggest decision I have ever had to make.
“If Yeovil had come in with an offer, it would have been a tough decision to make because they are one of the clubs that would have tempted me to be away from home again.
“I made a decision to be at home for the first time in my career, it was a human decision rather than a football decision.“