Nacer Chadli admits it is a great feeling to again have the chance of playing regular football.
The Belgian winger joined West Bromwich Albion from Tottenham Hotspur in a club-record £13million deal in the summer and got a taste of the action for the Baggies in a friendly against Delhi Dynamos on the weekend.
Chadli, 27, struggled to break into the Spurs line-up during his three years at the club and is excited just to be given the opportunity to play regularly.
"It was good to have that feeling back of having the ball at my feet," he told Sky Sports.
"It was very frustrating (at Tottenham). I trained all week but did not play. It was a difficult situation but I'm out of it now. It feels good to be a West Brom player.
"I wanted to play games and had a few clubs interested but West Brom came very quickly, and they showed concrete interest and wanted to make it happen. I thought that if they really want me, it's important for me to go there and prove myself.
"That's why I chose West Brom. It's important for me to have game time and I think West Brom is a good decision. I want to make an impact. I want to give back.
"I enjoyed playing a few minutes and it was good to play with my new team-mates because I've only trained with them once."