Andrew Hughes has thanked Leeds for helping him save his career.
Hughes had a whirlwind time at Elland Road which included promotion and a 15 point deduction but despite leaving to join Scunthorpe last week to play regular first-team football, he is thankful for everything the club has done to further his career.
"Leeds United brought me the best, more turbulent, up and down, four years of my career. Last year was the best year of my career," Hughes told the club's official website.
"People say that clubs save players and I would say that Leeds saved my career and gave me the biggest kick up the rear. It changed me.
"It made me appreciate playing in teams that fans expect to win all the time. That pressure of playing for a club like that is something a lot of players never get to experience.
"A lot of players go along their career happy to play mid-table football and maybe enjoy a good cup run, but to go out every week knowing you had to win and you were favourites to win, and every team you were playing against it was their big game is something that as a footballer I've never experienced."