Hector Sam said today he wishes he had been given more of a chance to make the big impact he craved at Meadow Lane.
The 30-year-old striker left Notts County by mutual consent yesterday, three months before his one-year contract was due to end.
He started just seven league games after joining the club from last season's League Two champions Walsall during the summer.
He said: "I am totally disappointed. I arrived with a lot of confidence after a good season with Walsall and I wanted to make a big impact.
"At the start of the season there was a lot of optimism. We all thought we would be challenging for promotion because the club signed some good players, but it never materialised. I don't know why that is.
"It was very frustrating being on the bench and it was difficult to keep my head up at times.
"I tried my best every time I played but it wasn't good enough. Everybody wants to be out there fighting but I never got the opportunity. I was just a bit-part player."
Sam revealed he was told by Notts boss Ian McParland he could leave Meadow Lane in January if he attracted interest from other clubs.
"It was best for me to leave in the end, but I wish the club lots of success," said Sam.
He scored just two goals, against Hereford and non-league Histon, during his short Magpies' career.
The club's other strikers have also badly misfired during the current campaign, and Sam says they haven't had the service.
Spencer-Weir-Daley has scored two league goals, Lawrie Dudfield has netted just one and Jason Lee is still to get off the mark.
Lawrie Dudfield has broken a bone in his wrist in training, but the injury is not expected to rule him out of action.