Luke Varney says he was happy to seal a loan move to Blackburn after "a week of turmoil" at parent club Leeds.
The Championship club were also issued with a winding-up petition by shirt sponsors Enterprise Insurance.
"I was just delighted to get on the coach and realise it was a done deal," Varney, 31, told BBC Radio Lancashire.
"I've had a lot of conversations with the [Blackburn] manager [Gary Bowyer] and I was happy to get it over the line after a week of turmoil at Leeds."
Striker Varney, who made his Rovers debut as a substitute in Saturday's 0-0 draw at Middlesbrough, moved to Elland Road in the summer of 2012, but was keen to leave.
"Once it was made aware that I might not get a contract next year at Leeds, they stopped playing me and I understood I would have to move on," said the former Charlton and Blackpool man.
"I can put all that behind me now and use that negative - it's not anger - but there's a lot inside that I need to get out and I'm hoping to do that on the pitch for Blackburn."
Rovers boss Bowyer added: "He's someone we've been after for a while.
"He showed the fans what he's going to bring - some aggression, passion and some intelligent runs. He was keen to join us and we're delighted we've got it through."