Tom Huddlestone is relishing the chance to play regular football after taking the difficult decision to leave Tottenham.
The 26-year-old midfielder played a key role in Hull's battling 3-2 Barclays Premier League victory at Newcastle on Saturday after swapping North London for Humberside during the summer.
It is a move which has given him a new lease of life after injuries and a lack of first-team opportunities at White Hart Lane.
Asked how much he was enjoying his football, he said: "Yes, just playing regularly in a team which believes in playing the right way and believing in myself.
"Hopefully things will continue to progress as they are.
"Everybody wants to play and anybody who has had long-term injuries like myself, you count your blessings once you are fit and you are training every day.
"But inevitably, you want to be playing at the weekend and if that's not the case for whatever reason, you need to do your best.
"Whether it's training a bit harder to get in the team, or if you have to move on like I have and try to prove myself elsewhere, then so be it."
The game did not begin in promising fashion for the Tigers as they fell behind at St James' Park with just 11 minutes played.
Striker Loic Remy headed past goalkeeper Allan McGregor from close range after Papiss Cisse had scuffed a volley across the face of goal.