Crouch: Kidd arrival great for Portsmouth
He said: "Brian has been fantastic. He's lively and always talking. I was talking to him after training on Thursday. We were chatting on the pitch for half an hour just about things he wants me to do, how I can improve my game, and I think he's like that with everyone.
"He's someone I think will be great to have around the place. Without a doubt I can learn from Brian. I'm learning every day. I already think he's helped me with my game, even in the few days since he's been here.
"It doesn't matter how old you are, you can always learn. Sol (Campbell) has done so many things in the game but he can still learn every day and I'm no different.
"Brian's worked with the most successful manager of all time in Alex Ferguson for a number of years, surely you can't fail to learn off someone like that? I like Brian's mannerisms around the place. He seems to be lively, bubbly, the sort of character you need when you're not playing so well.
"He's given me things to think about but it's not just him, Paul Hart seems to have come in and instilled a lot of confidence in all the lads. It's been only one game. I don't want to get ahead of ourselves, but things are looking brighter."