Gillingham loan signing Romain Vincelot has revealed he chose to join the club so he could play in midfield.
Vincelot told BBC Radio Kent: "There had been options to join clubs higher up the Football League, but they were filling a defensive role.
"I really want to play in midfield. This is where I enjoy it."
Vincelot had not made a first-team appearance for Brighton this season and admitted he was "hungry" to play.
And despite having been with the Gillingham squad for only a day prior to Saturday's victory at Kingsmeadow, he noticed a winning atmosphere immediately.
"I was here for one day and I feel really good. All the lads are fantastic and the spirit of the team is the right one," he said.
"The winning team ethic is what I wanted.
"I want to really fit in the team because they are pushing for promotion and I want to be part of it."