Aldershot Town midfielder Jermaine Anderson has been reflecting on the few months last year that saw him looking for a club.
Having left Bradford City, the former Peterborough United player was a free agent until joining Aldershot at the beginning of December.
Speaking as part of his interview with this site, the 24-year-old said: “It was more of a waiting game. Obviously there were thousands of other players in my position as well, free agents for whatever reason, so I had to make sure I just stayed as fit as I can, training by myself.
“There’s obviously only so much you can do while you’re not in a footballing environment, but I did the best I could to keep myself in the best shape I could for when the opportunity did arrive.”
On how he managed to maintain focus and motivation during that period, Anderson added: “Just my love of the game, and knowing that you have to put these hours in, no one’s gonna give you anything. You’ve got to give yourself the best chance for when that opportunity does arise, so you’re capable to put the work in.
“You can’t just sit and wait, because nothing’s really given to you in this game, is it?”