Kevin Brown admits he already feels right at home with Widnes having been "pleasantly surprised" by what he has seen so far at the club.
The stand-off confirmed he would be leaving Huddersfield midway through last season, with the Vikings having to stump up a fee to secure the player.
Brown has penned a long-term contract, one that will see him remain at the Stobart Stadium until the end of the 2016 campaign, and he is looking forward to his new life at Widnes.
"I've been pleasantly surprised with how good the set-up is," Brown, who was captain at Huddersfield, told the club's official website.
"The way everybody co-operates with each other from the office staff through to the coaching and conditioning staff, not forgetting the interns who keep everything really professional and organised, is absolutely first class.
"It's truly been a breath of fresh air coming in and seeing all of this first hand.
"The team spirit on top of that is fantastic, and we're combining enjoyment with a lot of hard work and preparation for what's ahead. I'm sure the boys are going to be fit and raring to go for whatever is put in front of them."
Brown is currently the only new recruit by Widnes, who finished their first season back in Super League with the wooden spoon, but he has plenty of confidence in the squad of players at the disposal of head coach Denis Betts.
"We are well aware that many people will still choose to write us off as 'not very good', but within the camp our belief is strong, so we'll be hoping to surprise a few of them in 2013," he added.
"I don't think we necessarily deserve this lack of respect, but having said that, we do need to earn our status as an established Super League side and we intend to do just that through our performances."
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