Goalkeeper Steve Harper says he is excited for a new challenge after joining Brighton on a month-long loan deal from Newcastle.
The 36-year-old has not featured for the high-flying Magpies this season, with manager Alan Pardew preferring to employ Tim Krul in the No.1 jersey.
Harper joined Gus Poyet's Championship side on Monday and went straight into the team for the 1-0 home defeat by West Ham the same evening.
The keeper is relishing the return to first-team action and hopes he can help the Seagulls regain their winning ways.
He told Brighton's official website: "It's a great stadium, with a great set of fans and a club that has just gone up, so it's going in the right direction.
"It's a long way to move from Newcastle but I didn't want to wait around for a club nearer to home.
"The manager and goalkeeping coach also made it attractive. They are both highly recommended and the gaffer was first class on the phone when I spoke to him. Now I'm here it's time to get stuck in.
"I don't want to sit and do nothing for the last few years of my career and I'm excited to be here."
Brighton have not won in seven Championship encounters but Harper believes there are enough personalities in the squad to get things back on track after a flying start.
He added: "There are a lot of characters and we are going to need that to get away from this bad run."