Southampton summer signing Jordy Clasie has admitted to the club's official website that he has found the going tough since arriving at St Mary's.
Clasie joined the Saints from Feyenoord in the summer transfer window, but he picked up an injury on debut and has not been seen again since.
It was a cruel blow for the Dutch midfielder, but he is eager to get back involved, now that he is nearing full fitness again.
“It was tough mentally because I’ve never been injured and then I came here to a new cub and I got two injuries," he said. "My start to the season was not so perfect, but now I’m back.
“I think it was two weeks ago I make a full session with the squad, and now my focus is on my first minutes in the first team.”
Clasie's move to Southampton was considered to be one of the Saints' best pieces of summer business, as the midfielder arrived with a blossoming reputation.
Clasie has earned a vast amount of experience in the Eredivisie over his career to date, and he has also played 11 times for Holland's senior side.
The 24-year-old possesses wonderful vision, and his technical ability means that he should fit in well with Ronald Koeman's preferred style.
Southampton have been in good form of late, and Clasie may be eased back into action, but he will hope to play a part this weekend when the Saints take on Leicester City.