KYLE MCFADZEAN has accused Bristol City of not doing their research before they attempted to sign him this month, but isn't ruling out a move to the Robins in the summer.
Despite McFadzean having been out of action for nine weeks following a virus, a deal was agreed for the centre-back with City earlier this month but the transfer fell through last week after former Crawley manager Sean O'Driscoll took over at the Robins.
"A deal had been agreed but then they had a change of manager," McFadzean explained. "Sean gave me a call and I told him the situation and he told me that Bristol City were expecting me to come into the team that Saturday.
"I said to him I hadn't trained for weeks, there was no chance I was playing on Saturday. They needed someone short term, but who knows if they came back for me in the summer.
"I want to play as high as I can and if a chance comes along that suits me then I would consider it."
However, in the immediate future McFadzean is happy to be a Crawley Town player and is concentrating on slowly getting back to fitness after previous attempts to rush back have only hindered his progress.
"I'm happy at Crawley at the moment but I just want to be back playing," the 25-year-old said. "They told me when I was first ill that it would be six to 12 weeks and I knew the football club wasn't going to be happy. They did try to rush me back a bit and it meant I had a couple of setbacks.
"I'm usually quite fit, and always one of the fittest when we come back for pre-season, but I've just been lying on the sofa for nine weeks, so it's tough. I trained last week but it took it out of me and so I had Monday off. One minute I will be alright and the next I will feel like rubbish."
But the centre-back is setting himself targets and hopes to be back to help the Reds into the play-offs.
"Hopefully I will be back for the last ten games at least and we will get into the play-offs," McFadzean said. "The gaffer has brought in some good players so I think we can do it, we aren't that many points off.
"I think there are only four others left from when we won the Conference, there have been a lot of changes, so I might have some names to learn."