Robbie Keane featured in his first Premiership game of the season on Wednesday and it is fair to say the personnel changed quite dramatically since his last competitive outing in our colours.
The striker made a swift return to action following an ankle ligament injury as a substitute against West Brom slotting into a team that contained seven new faces.
New boys Paul Robinson, Noe Pamarot, Noureddine Naybet, Erik Edman, Sean Davis, Pedro Mendes and Thimothee Atouba were in the starting X1 at the Hawthorns, but Robbie insists the quality of the players makes the transition as smooth one.
"It is a bit different!" he smiled. "You train every day with these players so you know them - even though I have been injured and only trained for a week or so. Once you get out on the pitch players understand each other.
"We've bought some great players and they have done well. We to have gelled together and long may that continue."
Meanwhile, Robbie reasoned that a point was a decent return on Wednesday against a determined West Brom who secured their third draw of the campaign.
"It was always going to be a tough game at West Brom, Gary Megson has his team right up for it and he gets them going all the time from the touchline. No game is easy in the Premiership and, to go to West Brom and get a point, is a good result.
"We didn't have many chances and neither did they, so a point each was probably the right result.
"I am looking forward to Saturday now and I am glad to be back."