New Ipswich Town signing Ryan Stevenson has said that he is "glad" to have left Hearts after a difficult spell with the Edinburgh club.
The 27-year-old had not featured for the club since December after a dispute over unpaid wages and was seeking a move away.
He finalised a move to Suffolk on Monday and is looking to get back to full fitness and play a role in keeping struggling Ipswich in the Championship.
"The circumstances have been difficult at Hearts," the forward, who can also play in midfield, told BBC Radio Suffolk.
"The owner's a Russian millionaire and these guys aren't smart, they do what they want."
Stevenson added that he felt moving to Ipswich was not a step down from the Scottish Premier League, revealing that his wife is pregnant and that settling down is a main priority.
"It's difficult and I'm glad that I'm out and down to a club of this size," Stevenson added.
"My wife's pregnant and she's due in six weeks. It was a bad couple of months for everybody involved at Hearts.
"I haven't played for just over a month so it will take a wee while to get back to full fitness. But if the manager calls upon me I'll be ready."