Defender Keith Watson has taken little time to settle into his new surroundings after being reacquainted with several familiar faces at Ross County.
Watson joined the Staggies on a one-year contract this summer after leaving Premiership side St Johnstone.
The 28-year-old brings plenty experience to the Highlanders, having started his career with Dundee United before going on to enjoy spells with the likes of Hibernian, St Mirren and the Perth Saints.
Watson says meeting so many former team-mates in the Victoria Park dressing-room has made it easy to settle.
He said: “I have played with a lot of the boys. At Dundee United I played with Michael Gardyne, Ryan Dow and Callum Morris, I played with Liam Fontaine at Hibernian as well and Sean Kelly at St Mirren.
“It feels like I’ve already been part of the squad, I have bedded in easy and I’m really enjoying it so far.
“Everybody has played at a decent level, a lot of the boys have played in the top league and down south as well.
“We’ve got loads of quality in the team and loads of experience as well.
“We’ve got some good, talented youngsters and old heads as well who can guide them through the season.
“That’s something every team should have and I’m looking forward to the season ahead.
“It’s good to have that bit of experience to help the younger ones through the game.
“Callum was captain at Dunfermline, Liam has bags of experience and obviously Marcus Fraser is captain now.
“We’ve got loads of good players here and a good mix as well. It’s looking good for the season.”
Watson insists his injury worries are behind him, having been restricted to just eight appearances during his two-year stint at McDiarmid Park, during which he spent a short spell on loan at Hartlepool United.
Watson, who was troubled by knee problems as a youngster at Dundee United, added: “When I first went to St Johnstone I had a thigh injury and I was out for a couple of months. I was told it was OK but it came back and it turned out to be a bit of a nightmare.
“I was actually fit a lot of the time I was there, I was just on the bench or in the stand – it was quite frustrating at times.
“I was at Hartlepool for six months and I really enjoyed that, it allowed me to play games.
“I played 11 or 12 games at centre-half when I was at Hartlepool and I scored three goals as well, which is a decent return.
“I then had a fracture below my knee.
“It was just a 50-50 tackle and I came out worse.
“But I have been fit for the past six months or so of the season and I’ve had a good two weeks so far in pre-season. I’m raring to go.”