New Blues signing Paul Caddis has spoken of his delight at returning to playing action, having been sidelined for the past three weeks.
The right-back made his Blues debut against Peterborough just 24 hours after joining the club on a season-long loan from Swindon Town.
Caddis put in an excellent first performance in the 1-0 win against the Posh and his display was extremely well-received by the supporters, as well as earning him the man-of-the-match accolade.
“I was just really excited to play. It's my first game in three weeks so it was good to get out there again,” he said.
"I was pleased with my performance but the most important thing for me was getting the three points. I'd have rather had a bad game and won the game, but it was good to get the first win on the board and get the momentum to kick-on.
“I think the best thing for me was getting thrown in straight away. I didn't get a chance to meet the players. The first time I met them was before the game so that's sometimes best.
"I've not arrived here expecting to play every single week. When the gaffer puts me on the field I've just got to do the best that I can, it's up to the manager. But the other players that are here, Stephen Carr for example, I think I will learn off them more than anything.”
The 23-year-old has not been involved with the Robins this season following a well-documented disagreement with former boss Paolo Di Canio.
But he admits that ultimately the situation has benefited him with his move to Blues.
"All I've been doing for three weeks is running with the fitness coach so fitness wasn't a problem,” he said. "Match fitness is different from training every day, but I knew as much as I didn't enjoy it just working with the fitness coach every day, it would pay dividends for me in the end.
"Of course, at the end of the day it's my job to play games. You can train every day but football is all about the Saturday and I've found it quite frustrating going to watch the boys at Swindon and not been able to play a part, and knowing that there was no other reason, I wasn't injured or anything, it was just the fact of what happened there. It's been frustrating.
"But I'm up in the skies now. I'm at arguably the biggest club in the Championship, so everything happens for a reason.”