Aston Villa new boy James Collins feels he made the right decision in leaving West Ham for the Midlands.
The Wales international completed a switch to Villa Park on transfer deadline day, having fallen out of favour with the Hammers.
He made his debut for Martin O'Neill's side in their 1-0 derby victory over Birmingham on Sunday.
Collins admits he could not have wished for a better start to his career at Villa, but hopes there will be many more memorable days to come.
"I was happy. It is always a bit of a funny game, your debut for a new club, but you obviously want to get off on the right foot with the fans and all the players and management," he told Sky Sports News.
"As soon as I found out that West Ham had accepted a bid, in the back of your mind you think you are not wanted at your previous club if they accept a bid.
"I was disappointed to leave, because I did enjoy my time at West Ham and I didn't ask to leave, but I have joined a fantastic club now and that's in the past and I'm looking forward to my career at Villa."