After scoring his first goal for Newport County at the weekend, Nathan Moriah-Welsh expressed his delight and also outlined how he helped a fellow new arrival join the club.
The 20-year-old midfielder joined on loan from Premier League AFC Bournemouth earlier in the month and made his first start at the weekend, levelling the scores in our 2-1 win over Tranmere.
His goal, a cool side-footed finish from inside the box, came about after good work from an even-more recent signing: Thierry Nevers, who drove down the left of the box and had a shot saved that rebounded to Moriah-Welsh to finish.
It turned out that that was a goal years in the making as Nathan and Thierry have known each other for a fair bit longer than Thursday, when Thierry joined on loan from West Ham.
“I’ve known him for years, I’ve known him since I was 15/16 – we were at Reading together so it’s a match made in heaven for us to be here together, and to help each other out and the link-up showed on the pitch," Nathan said in his post-match press conference following the Tranmere win.
“He messaged me before and I did persuade him [to join] so you can call me Agent Nath! We spoke before he came so it’s a good fit for everyone – I’ll get my 5%," he joked.
It's not just Thierry that's helping Nathan settle in though, with top scorer Omar Bogle acting as a "big brother" to the pair.
“The chemistry, even with Boges now, he’s helping us out, he’s like a big brother to us so getting connections all over the pitch can really help you in the long run and the short-term – even today he helped us through the game at times.
“Obviously, we need that because it was [Thierry’s] first game and my first start so we need as much help as we can get but it shows that everyone’s on the same page and everyone wants to do well."