Corey Brown says Melbourne Victory has been a breath of fresh air after seven years at Brisbane Roar.
The boy from Brisbane is delighted to have played three full games at left-back for Victory so far and is now targeting that spot for the rest of the season.
Brown is currently living with his old Year 7 school mate, and Avondale FC midfielder, Ross Archibald who played alongside him in Roar's youth team.
The 24 year old is Victory's only recognised left-back – although utility Leigh Broxham has also played there in the past – but despite the lack of competition, Brown isn't getting complacent.
"I've come in and I'm looking to make that left-back spot my own," Brown told FTBL. "Musky said it was mine to lose, so hopefully I can continue to perform, play well and do my job for the team.
"If we keep winning games and keep doing my job, there's no reason I can't stay fit and play every game this year."
Brown also said former Roar players James Donachie, Jai Ingham, Joey Katebian and Matt Acton helped convince him Victory was the right club to go to, while coach Kevin Muscat sealed the deal.
"I had a couple of options, but Victory and Musky persuaded me," he said. "I was speaking to Musky quite a bit and he instilled a lot of confidence in me and completely backed me.
"It was something I was looking for as a player. It was also the set-up, I had a lot of friends here that I've played with at Brisbane and they said the set-up was unreal.
"It is the most successful club in the A-League and I see why, so I'm glad I made this decision.
"I'm a Brissie boy. I was at the club for seven years and they did a lot for me, but I felt it was time to move on and a fresh start for what my career needed.
"In that aspect it was easy, but in other ways it was tough."
Victory take on Central Coast Mariners at home on Sunday night for Remembrance Round. The visitors are winless so far, but Brown says they will need to establish their authority early in the game.
Victory lost their first two games, but flew back to Melbourne last week with a 1-0 away win over Newcastle Jets.
"Players like Ross McCormack and Tommy Oar are always going to be dangerous," Brown said. "They drew their first two games, so you can see they'll be tough to beat.
"If we're not on our game, we could get punished, so playing at home we should go out there and aim to boss the game. If we're sloppy and don't come out early, they're definitely dangerous."