KEVIN Ellison has no qualms about stepping down to League Two after an unhappy season at Tranmere Rovers.
The 28-year-old penned a three-year deal with Chester City on Tuesday, signalling the end of a 12-month spell at Prenton Park that saw him fail to nail down a regular starting place in manager Ronnie Moore's first team.
'I'm a firm believer in that sometimes you have to go down to come back up and hopefully I can do that here,' said Ellison after swapping League One football for life in League Two and a return to his former club.
'I'm glad to come to a club where I'm wanted. I'll be glad to get the shirt on and start playing football again.'
The left-winger also revealed that the manner of his Tranmere departure was far from satisfactory. According to Ellison, Rovers failed to notify him that they had accepted a bid from Chester for his services and he found out that he could be on the move from a friend.
He said: 'I was on holiday until Saturday and I received a text off one of my friends saying Tranmere have agreed to sell me. They've sold me when I was on holiday sunbathing. I thought they could have given me a call to say what the situation was.'
Ellison began his professional career with Leicester City, leaving Altrincham to join the Foxes following a recommendation from former Chester boss Harry McNally.
He had spells at Stockport and Lincoln (on loan) before joining Chester in the summer of 2004. A sparkling six-month spell with the Blues saw him seal a £100,000 move to Hull City in January 2005 and he helped the Tigers win promotion to the Championship before leaving for Tranmere last year.
Ellison is glad to be back with the Blues.
He said: 'I can't wait to get started, to get back on July 5 and try to kick on from where I left off last time. That would be great, but I'll just try to get in the team first and see where we go from there.
'There's a good few players here that I know so hopefully it won't take too long to settle down.
'I haven't set any targets yet, I'll just go home and have a little think about it.'