Australian centre forward James Demetriou is determined to return to the UK to have another crack at breaking into English football.
Demetriou spent three years with Nottingham Forest and Swansea City before eventually departing the Swans last year. The striker has spent the past season playing for Karmiotissa FC in Cyprus and is now on holiday in Australia.
Demetriou, who was a junior with Marconi and Sydney Olympic, lands back in the UK on July 1. The 21-year old has considered a move to the A-League but still wants to follow his dreams in England.
FourFourTwo understands Demetriou has interest from clubs in League One and League Two.
"Having the seven-week break at home in Sydney in the off-season always provides a sniff at what life would be like playing in the A-League - but as I've said before, I have unfinished business and still believe there is a lot more of me to give there before I return home," he said.
"I feel like the UK is the best place to be for a striker my age. I have been knocking on the door since I was 18 but have been held back by injuries. I have worked incredibly hard over the last 12 months to get my body and mind right for a solid season this year.
"Cliches aside, the most important thing for me at this stage of my career is to prove I can reciprocate my Under-23's success at senior level. I have no doubt in my ability, so I look forward to returning there and proving what I'm capable of.
"There has been a lot of interest from Cyprus understandably, but the safest and most positive move for me right now is in the UK. I have had a couple of phone calls suggesting interest from back home.
"Amongst other calls from weaker European leagues, and some in Asia, it's the ones from the UK that I am taking most seriously and working hard towards this off-season."
Demetriou was born and raised in Sydney but has a Cypriot passport through his grandparents, who fled the war there and emigrated to Australia. The striker has played for Cyprus at Under-21 level but has pledged his international future to the green and gold.
"For my long-term future it's currently, and always has been, with Australia," he said.
"Playing for Cyprus put me through the phases of solid international competition from a young age that was close to my club, and gave me a chance to play against some of the best young players in the world.
"[But] Australia is my home, and as long as there is an opportunity to represent this country doing what I love the answer will always be the same."