STRIKER Josh McQuoid has admitted that not playing regular football at Millwall was "hard to take".
McQuoid made just 12 appearances after joining the Lions for £550,000 in January 2011 and sealed a return to former club Bournemouth yesterday.
"It was going to be hard for me to get a Championship club because I haven't been playing at Millwall," he told the BBC.
"When Bournemouth took an interest it was a good option for me.
"It's hard to take because when I went to Millwall, I was playing well but then I picked up an injury straight away. That was tough, as was not getting in the team.
"There are a lot of good players at that level and if the team was playing well or struggling, it's hard [for the manager] to put new players in. I felt I picked up a bit of form during my loan at Burnley and hopefully I can carry that on next season."