Blackburn Rovers No2 Neil McDonald says management do not expect an instant impact from their summer arrivals.
So far Rovers boss Sam Allardyce has brought in midfielders Steven Nzonzi and Elrio van Heerden, defender Lars Jacobsen while academy striker David Hoilett - who has spent the last two years on loan in Germany - was given a run-out against Leeds last weekend.
"The new boys have come in and integrated with the squad really well," he told the Lancashire Telegraph.
"They have shown a few glimpses of what they are really about and they have to make sure when they get their chance they are ready to take it and ready to battle for this club.
"We have a good mixture of senior professionals and young players and if we can get the right blend around them then we have got the winning formula.
"It is important not to expect too much from the new boys though. It is still going to be early, when foreign players come in it takes them a while to settle in - especially in the Premier League, because it is very harsh.
"Lets see how they do over the next two or three weeks and then we will have more of an idea whether they are going to start or be support players."