Now two weeks into his first preseason in Northampton, Saints' new recruit Mitch Eadie says it's been easy to settle into black, green and gold.
Joining Saints ahead of the 2017/18 season, the number eight said the move from Bristol to Saints has gone without a hitch so far, slotting in beside his new teammates well, and that he believes he can succeed in Northampton.
"It's been very good so far," Eadie commented.
"The boys have been really welcoming. It's a bit different to Bristol, but it's a lot better and I feel I can do well here. There are a few things that are different, including the fact the facilities are very good here.
"Everything is based at one stadium here and that's really pleased me. It will be good looking forward."
The 25-year-old said that, despite being Bristol born and bred, his move from the now Championship side was an easy decision to make when the offer came from Saints and that he can progress with the club to play his best rugby at Saints.
"Looking at the history at Saints and where the club is in the Premiership, it was kind of an easy decision for me, stepping up from Bristol.
"Though I loved my years at Bristol, it's now time to kick on, progress in my rugby career and try to get the best out of it.
"Hopefully this can take me to the next level and bring the best out of me as a rugby player."
Having only been around to club for a couple of weeks, Eadie is already settling in well and looking ahead to his first season in black, green and gold.
"We've only been in a couple of weeks so I've not really seen the full potential of it yet, but training seems well drilled and well organised.
"I'm really looking forward to seeing how we prepare for game time and how we get the best out of each other."