Bondz N'Gala revealed mixed emotions on his exit from Plymouth Argyle but admitted the lure of stability and npower League One football were too hard to resist.
The defender swapped Home Park for Huish Park yesterday and will wear the green and white of Yeovil Town for the 2011-12 campaign.
Londoner N'Gala joined the Pilgrims from West Ham United in March 2010 and made 37 appearances during his time in Devon.
The former MK Dons and Weymouth loanee backed administration-hit Argyle to return to League One sooner rather than later and said: "It has not been easy playing down there but the lads and coaches down there were brilliant.
"We just got on with it, really. It was mixed emotions that I had to leave Plymouth because it is a great city and a great club. It is a bigger club than what people think where there were a lot of difficulties.
"It made it difficult to operate and get on with the football, but the lads did well to carry on playing. I am sure that at other clubs players would have stopped playing but the lads carried on and did well.
"It is a shame to see the players moving on and we had a good squad that kind of under-achieved.
"But having ten points deducted for entering administration did throw us because it would have kept us up otherwise.
"The club has a big scouting system and I am sure they will get the players to come back up again."
N'Gala, born to Congolese parents, added that Skiverton's desire to bring him to Yeovil was a key factor in his decision to switch clubs.
"It was a few weeks back, maybe two weeks ago, when the gaffer spoke to my agent and he was really keen to have me at the club," he said.
"I really liked his persistence to get me in and that was a big attraction to get me here.
"The pull of League One brought me as well as obviously the manager's persistence was a big factor.
"Going where you are wanted is a big thing in football and the manager showed a lot of interest in me. Him being an ex-centre back can only do me good.
"I am definitely looking forward to having a bit more stability. Having that stability means you can work hard, concentrate on the football and just not to have to think about football.
"Everything else is done for you, the coaches seem to have everything in place for you and hopefully we can just get on with the football."