"I made it clear I wanted to carry on but I wasn't sure whether it was going to be at Gillingham," he said. "I was offered a contract three days after the play-off final. It was a take it or leave it offer.
"I had to make a decision. If I turned it down then I could have gone two or three weeks without a club - or not even got one at all.
"I know Steve Lomas left Gillingham last year and couldn't get a club when he wanted to play for another year, so I had to consider any offer seriously."