Upping sticks and moving away from home can be quite daunting for anyone, but Jamie Lindsay has been fully integrated into the fabric of Rotherham United since making the summer switch from Ross County.
The 23-year-old decided that the time was right to trade the Scottish Premier League for the third tier of English football, and almost two months into his career as a Millers player, the midfielder feels right at home.
Clark Robertson, a fellow countryman, was already at the club when the midfielder first walked through the doors at Roundwood. However, the Scottish cohort rose to three when Jake Hastie made the deadline day switch from Rangers, and Lindsay insists having that common ground can help.
He said: "I'm settling in well and there's a couple of Scottish boys here as well which makes it a little bit easier of course, but in fairness to all of the lads, they've been great since I signed and I feel a real part of it."
"Jake has been one I've looked after since he arrived and he's good to have around. I played against him last season and he got a brilliant move to Rangers, but you could see his quality against Doncaster in his first game for us too.
"He was really impressive, so hopefully he can keep that up and be a real asset for us moving forward this year."
Despite being an ever-present for Ross County as they secured promotion by winning the Scottish Championship title in 2018/19, Lindsay has had to battle for an opening to get into Paul Warne's side at the AESSEAL New York Stadium.
After settling for four substitute appearances during the opening few weeks of the new campaign, he was thrown into the action last weekend in none other than a South Yorkshire derby away to Doncaster Rovers.
That could've been a baptism of fire and a real test of character, but the former Celtic man was one of the standout performers for the Millers. Although the result didn't make his full debut a winning one, Lindsay is determined to stamp his mark.
"It was great to get the first league start. I've been here about a month or so now and it has been gradually building up with me coming off the bench in a few games recently and doing all right," he said.
"When I first came to the club I knew it would be difficult, but it's all about being patient and waiting for the opportunity. In fairness it's only game, but it's up to me to build on that now.
"There's a really good squad here and there's plenty of competition in the midfield which is great for everyone, so that motivates you to work hard every day in order to keep your place in the team."