Richard Brindley was thrilled to mark his Notts County debut with a win and clean sheet.
The Magpies earned a 1-0 victory against FC Halifax Town, despite playing most of the second half with 10 men, with the right back impressing the home crowd.
And Brindley was pleased with what he produced.
“To come in and get a win and clean sheet is great personally,” he said.
“I did better than I thought I would in terms of fitness because the first game back in is always the hardest.
“It's always difficult but I am experienced enough to be mentally prepared and I’m naturally fit and have been working hard.
“It was brilliant. I enjoyed it and we played really well to put in a fighting performance.”
Brindley is one of 14 additions to the Notts ranks this season and thinks the performance against the Shaymen was a sign of things to come.
“With the number of new players gelling here it takes time, but that was a massive step in the right direction,” said the right back.
“We are doing that game-by-game and we’ll see more positives and more wins so it’s just about getting our headsdown and focusing to go again next week.
“The way we have played today shows what the manager has given us and the potential in the squad.
“He’s one of the reasons I came here. He spoke to me over pre-season while I was waiting to make the right decision.
"I know him quite well and spoke to others that do, so it was the perfect fit.”