"It's been a bit of a challenge, but I've loved every moment of it," he said.
"The pathway is a lot different, so you feel a bit isolated when you come in.
"You've got to build connections with players, earn their trust, and that of the coaching staff.
"I felt there was a lot more pressure on me, a lot of people (were) watching.
"I worked really hard on the show, very grateful for it, but once I got to the club it made me realise how much work I had to do.
"Since then I put my foot down, working as hard as I could."