Steven Davis hopes he is closing in on his Saints debut as he nears full fitness.
The Northern Ireland captain has seen his first fortnight as a Southampton player affected by the ongoing effects of a summer injury alongside the wait for his international transfer certificate.
However, his transfer has now been fully agreed with former club Glasgow Rangers, and it is now full steam ahead for Davis to get over his injury and kick on with Saints.
"I think everyone is happy with the conclusion: myself, Rangers and the Club," he told Saints Player.
"I am now just looking forward to getting my career started here.
"Things are coming along well: I have been doing a lot of work with the physios this week, and I have been building up the strength in my leg.
"I've managed to join in a few of the sessions with the lads, so I'm not too far away now.
"Hopefully within the next week or two I will be back on the pitch, playing my part and making my contribution.
"Pre-season is mainly about getting your fitness up and getting to know all of the boys, so there is plenty of time to do that between now and the start of the season."
The 27-year-old has spent the past five days in the French resort of Évian-les-Bains with his new teammates as part of the Club's summer training camp.
He has already undergone the traditional initiation ceremony of singing in front of the squad, and is enjoying being part of a new side.
"It's been a good experience," he said,
"It's nice to come away and get to know all the lads a bit better and I have really enjoyed the week so far.
"It's been interesting to see how the manager wants us all to play - I have been able to sit back a little and watch how they do things here whilst getting my own personal fitness levels to where I want them to be."