The recent recruit from Dutch outfit Heerenveen played his first games for us in the Kappa Cup against Feyenoord and Partizan Belgrade last week before turning out against Cagliari at the Lane on Sunday - a busy first seven days for a player who only arrived a week agp.
A Swedish international who played throughout Sweden's Euro 2004 campaign - he provided the cross for Henrik Larsen's memorable diving header against Bulgaria - Erik is looking forward to the challenge of the Premiership.
"Every time you come to a new club you have to prove yourself," he stated. "You have to do well in training and do your best. You have to earn respect.
"I talked to Frank Arnesen, he made a big impression and it's a big club so I didn't take too much time to think about the move here.
"I've always said over the last few years that I wanted to play in one of the top leagues in Europe and the Premiership is one of them.
"It's not too long before the start now, a few days. I have to train well, get fully fit and hopefully I can prove myself and be involved in some way."
Erik Edman is well aware that he is still proving himself as he bids for a place in our Premiership opener against Liverpool.