Burton Albion's pre-season friendly schedule is underway and their host of new signings will begin to feel more at home from here on in.
Not that such a thing takes too long with the Brewers. They are a 'friendly club' in first-team coach Andy Garner's eyes.
All five of Albion's summer acquisitions have now joined up with the squad and are building towards their Championship opener on August 5, after Liam Boyce made his bow at St George's Park on Monday following a post-international break.
Part of the function of the numerous friendlies Burton are playing over the coming weeks - which begin at Kidsgrove Athletic tonight - is to give those new signings a chance to integrate into Albion's way of playing and get used to linking up with new teammates.
That is important, because the first month of the Championship season is unrelenting - with Saturday-Tuesday games capable of punishing a side if they are not fully prepared.
Jake Buxton - who is back for a second stint at the Pirelli Stadium after helping the club into the Football League in 2009 - has spoken about the importance of pre-season in helping form bonds that can prove crucial in the tough moments of a 46-game campaign.
And first-team coach Garner believes that is helped by the way players are welcomed into the dressing room by the rest of the Brewers squad.
It will help all of the new signings, of course, although like Buxton, Luke Murphy is another coming back to that Albion dressing room after a successful loan spell last term.
"It's fantastic Luke coming in - that's a massive boost to us," said Garner.
"We wanted him when he left last season, and to get him back is absolutely brilliant - he wanted to come back as well.
"We're delighted he's come, and obviously Stephen Warnock, Bucko, all of them.
"They've all been superb from day one.
"We are a friendly club.
"The players are very friendly in the dressing room and they welcome in all the newcomers, so they make it very easy for them."
Murphy had been out of the picture at Leeds United last season but may have been given a fresh start when Garry Monk left Elland Road, with Thomas Christiansen coming in as the Whites' new head coach.
Things looked unlikely to change for Murphy at Elland Road, so he was quickly on the phone to Clough to get things rolling again with Albion.
And Garner recognises the significance of such a player returning for a second stint with the Championship underdogs.
"It says a lot about the players and the club, and hopefully the manager and the staff," he added.
"I know he thoroughly enjoyed every game when he came, but players are going to enjoy it when they are not playing at another club.
"It's a little bit more than that.
"He knows how we work, he knows what we do day in, day out on the training pitch and he enjoyed it."