Maierhofer has already opened his account for his new club and is is doing his best to impress in training to nail down a regular spot, but he concedes it has been difficult to adjust to the intensity of the sessions.
"People get stuck into you in brutal fashion during training," he said.
"I need to wear shinpads all the time - otherwise I'd have had my leg broken by now.
"The challenges are different to what I'm used to. We have a 35-man squad, and everybody wants to get into the team."
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