Sunderland defender Wes Brown admits he's delighted to have made the summer switch to Wearside from Manchester United.
The versatile defender has previously revealed that it was a tough choice to turn his back on the champions, although the lure of first team football was too strong for the former England international to turn down.
Alongside John O'Shea, the pair joined the Black Cats ahead of the Barclays Premier League campaign, and Brown believes he's settled in well with the squad after three league matches thus far.
"I've settled in very well. I know all the lads now; we're starting to gel as a team and hopefully we can start getting more points on the board," Brown told Sunderland TV.
"It's a very similar set-up. The coaching staff, the way things work and everyone behind the scenes is similar and something that's been easy for me to jump into.
"I think that's why I've settled so quickly. It's been no problem whatsoever."
Steve Bruce played a pivotal role in persuading the player to make the Black Cats move, with the fellow former Red Devil convinced the 31-year-old can play a pivotal role for the club this season.
Brown is eager to repay the faith his manager has shown, and hopes to be part of a defence keeping numerous clean sheets at the Stadium of Light this season.
"The manager's been great. I was glad he wanted me in the first place and I have settled in very well here," he continued.
"Hopefully I can pay the boss back in some sense by playing well and keeping clean sheets."