Troy Deeney has said his move from Watford to Birmingham made sense as he knew there would be limited chances for him to play at Vicarage Road.

With a number of new attacking options arriving at the club during the summer transfer window, the now former captain realised he would be limited to cameo appearances this season and that it was time for a fresh start.

Speaking to TalkSport earlier today, he said he could understand the club's desire to move him on, but said at no point did he feel like they were trying to force him out the door.

“It’s been a whirlwind, it’s only been a week really. I had a brief chat with Watford, a few offers came in and obviously Watford were looking to offload," said Deeney.

"I understand that from a business perspective – my age and stuff like that. We had a discussion of what’s best for both parties, it was never a case of Watford trying to get rid of me, it was a case of me understanding my minutes would be limited. We have got some fantastic new players there.

“Me just taking a decision that at 33, being in the best shape I have been in for a long time. I want to play and enjoy it."

The striker said the deal to move him to his boyhood club was sorted within a matter of minutes, but that now he was feeling the pressure of a new challenge.

“Within 10 minutes it was sorted," he continued.

“I feel like football is a very quick calendar, every six months you have to refresh your CV.

“I have been injured so my CV reads that I am rubbish at the moment. I need to make sure I am back scoring goals.

“If it was about just coming somewhere to play for a season I would have gone to the MLS or somewhere hot and enjoyed it. Not currently sat in the rain in Coventry outside a McDonald’s.

“I have been promoted twice as captain, so this is a new challenge for me, coming and fitting into a new model, a new system.

“That’s everything, from the training to the way that things are run, I am used to having an input at Watford, so now I’ve just got to be a player, come in, do as I am told, work hard and lead by example.

“It (promotion) would be the biggest achievement footballing-wise because the amount of pressure I am under already."