Richard Foster was reluctant to discuss the details of his St Johnstone exit after returning to Ross County for a second spell in Dingwall.
A training ground incident led to a fall-out with Perth boss Tommy Wright and Foster’s subsequent departure from McDiarmid Park.
The 34-year-old said: “I’m not going to talk about what went on. There have been different things documented in the press.
“I’m strong-willed, I speak my mind, and probably sometimes I overstep the mark.
“If I believe in something and things happen differently then I find it very difficult to swallow that.
“There are times in my career when it has certainly held me back, but the managers here have expressed that they like that part of my character.”
Foster goes straight into County’s squad to face his old club Aberdeen at Pittodrie tomorrow.
He added: “In football, things change quickly, as we see here – I was training on Tuesday at St Johnstone and two days later I’m training at Ross County.
“I’m old enough now to know how to get on with it and hopefully get myself right for Saturday.”
Meanwhile, Saints will attempt to get their first league win of the season against a Kilmarnock side “in transition”.
“It’s basically the same group of players from last season,” said Wright.
“It’s a team with good players and they know how to win games.
“Maybe they are in transition in terms of having a new manager coming in. Coming into a club which has been very successful can be a difficult period for any manager.
“Do you keep it ticking along or do you go with your beliefs and how you want to play?
“It’s shaping-up as a massive game for both teams, even this early in the season. We need to get our first win. It’s what every manager wants.
“I am expecting a tough game, whether Kilmarnock play silky football or are more dogged. We will have to wait and see.
“But my focus will be on our performance because if we get that right I know Kilmarnock will have to play extremely well to get a result.”