â€śWe have had a good start and all you can put it down to is a good pre-season and good preparation, and above all the fact that the guys who have come in have integrated into the group quickly â€“ quicker than I thought,â€ť Toon No2 John Carver told The Journal.
â€śThere was always the worry about whether weâ€™d brought in one or two too many French players but as it stands at the minute that doesnâ€™t appear to be the case.
â€śI think it helps to have the captain who is a foreign player himself.
â€śHe is definitely taking more responsibility.
â€śI mean I look at young (Davide) Santon and it does help him that Fabricio has played in Italy so can speak a little Italian.
â€śIt has helped him â€“ it has made him feel part of the group quite quickly.
â€śI think we saw that on Saturday when we scored the second goal, heâ€™s warming up but he joined in the celebrations.
â€śI havenâ€™t seen that too many times with foreign players.
â€śThat tells you something â€“ and tells you something about their mentality.â€ť