Tony Watt says he “felt totally out of place” during his last eight months at Charlton.

Watt, 23, left the Addicks to join Belgian side Oud-Heverlee Leuven in August.

He was behind Josh Magennis and Lee Novak in the pecking order at the Valley.

After returning from a loan spell with Hearts in January, Watt failed to rediscover his form under Charlton boss Karl Robinson.

Oud-Heverlee Leuven, who play in Belgium’s second tier, is the NINTH club of the striker’s career.

In a column for Talking Baws, he said: “Although London is one of the most desirable places in the world, I wanted to give it up to come back to Belgium.

“To be completely honest with you, the last eight months there I felt totally out of place.

“My time at Charlton was up for a while and I knew I needed to find somewhere I felt wanted and needed.

“Despite this, it was definitely a club that gave me many of my fondest memories.”

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Tony Watt | Picture: Benjamin Peters Photography

After signing from Standard Liege in January 2015, Watt played a crucial role in guiding Charlton away from relegation in the second half of the campaign.

And he started the following season in terrific form, netting three goals in his first three games. But injuries and numerous managerial changes led to Watt’s departure.

He was loaned out to Cardiff, Blackburn and Hearts, and returned to Charlton for a brief spell last term, before moving back to Belgium.

Watt added: “In my first period there [at Charlton], I played under Bob Peeters and, after a tough period at Standard Liege, he drilled confidence into me like I’ve never experienced.

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“It’s just a shame he didn’t stick around long. More notably, Guy Luzon gave me some of my greatest moments playing football.

“He was a sort of father figure and he definitely brought out the best in me. Looking back I do wish he stayed for longer, but unfortunately that’s football.

“I believe I can rediscover that feeling of content at a club and that is exactly why I chose OH Leuven.”