Northampton's marquee signing George North is beginning to find his feet at his new club, but says he needs "time to settle in" and realise his ability.
Though he has yet to break his try-scoring duck for the Saints, he has impressed in his opening few games, and provided the impetus for Jamie Elliot's try against Gloucester last weekend.
Speaking to BBC Radio Northampton, the Welsh winger acknowledged the burden of expectation placed upon his still-youthful shoulders.
"The expectation levels are part and parcel of the game," he said.
"It's a new club with a new game plan. But every game, I'm getting more aware of where I need to be and getting into positions where I can be effective."
He continued: "It's a whole new place with new people.
"The boys have been great but it'll take a while to get into the swing of things. I'm already feeling part of the club - it's just about knowing our game plan a bit better.
"I'm learning quickly but we're only three games into a long season. I've just got to give myself a bit more time to settle in."
North enjoyed another stellar season in the red of the Scarlets, Wales and the British and Irish Lions. He notched two Test-match tries for the Lions in three clashes with Australia, the first of which was touted as being among the greatest ever scored by the touring side.
North had spoken elsewhere of his desire to remain close to home and family, having spent his entire club career at the Scarlets before the move across the border.
"It's very similar [in Northampton] to Llanelli because rugby is the one and only," he added.
"It's a nice feeling to have the support of the whole town."
The winger is confident that Saints can continue to grow as a squad as the season progresses, and feels the side possesses a potent combination of solid physicality in the tight and dangerous offensive skills among the backline.
"I'm interested in the mix. The power up front but also that freedom to play. With [backs coach] Alex King here, we can really throw the ball around. You've seen that in glimpses but hopefully there will be a bit more development on that in the next few games," he said.
"Hopefully we can open up and really attack because it's definitely a backline capable of winning things. You've got a mixture of all skills."