Alex Purver has told BBC Sport he has known for some time that his long-term future would not be at Leeds United.
The 21-year-old Thorp Arch product joined Guiseley on a permanent deal today after being released by Leeds this summer.
The midfielder had two spells at the non-league club last season, and Purver admits he was well aware that he was not going to be staying at the Championship side.
He told BBC Sport: “Obviously I’m disappointed [that it didn’t work out at Leeds].
“That was always my dream, coming through the academy, but I knew for a period of time that my future wasn’t going to be at Leeds United. I’m just excited to get started at Guisley now.”
Guiseley kick off their season on Saturday with a visit of Ebbsfleet United but Purver will be keeping an eye on how his former club get on the following the day.
On Sunday, Leeds travel to newly-promoted Bolton Wanderers as Thomas Christiansen’s side look to kick off their Championship campaign with a win.
The Whites came within five points of a playoff spot last term and promotion to the Premier League will be on the agenda again this time around.