New Brighton & Hove Albion defender Liam Rosenior has already settled into his new surroundings on the south coast and is delighted to have secured his move early on in the transfer window.
The 30-year-old put pen to paper on a three-year contract with the Seagulls last week and praised his teammates for making him feel so welcome in the squad.
He told seagulls.co.uk “There are massive advantages to joining a club so early in the summer. Most teams usually try to do their business as quickly as possible.
“Individually, it means I can integrate myself into the team and get to know all the players.
“I’ve only been here four days and the players are already helping me to find houses and schools.
“They’re really nice lads and in any day job you want to get on with your colleagues and fitness wise, it’s going to help me improve because I’m training earlier and becoming sharper.
“It doesn’t mean you won’t be a success if you come in on the last day of the window, although it is great that I have arrived now rather than in three or four weeks’ time.”
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Rosenior was the first of three summer signings for Albion so far this summer and he highlighted the main advantages of seeing familiar faces for the club’s newest additions.
“It’s funny, because it feels like I’ve settled in so quickly that I was showing Gaetan [Bong] around the place like I’ve been here for two years!
“I’ve only been here for a few days, but it shows how much I’ve integrated into the squad.
“It’s great for Tomer [Hemed] that Beram [Kayal] is here and he has someone that he can get on with straight away.
“I’ve been lucky that I’ve known David Stockdale for a long time, so when you have people that you’re used to, it helps the process and before you know it, you’ll get to know everyone.”
The defender insists he does not have any specific targets at his new club, but is determined to produce week-in, week-out.
“I just want the team to win and that’s my main focus, but I would be doing myself a disservice if I didn’t perform as one of the top right-backs in this league.
“If I don’t play to the level I know I can then I’m going to be disappointed, so hopefully I’ll excite the fans with the way I play.”