Dillon Powers believes he has joined a “well-oiled machine” after making a winning Dundee United debut.
The American midfielder, who only joined the Tangerines on Friday, was thrown straight into the Firhill fray by manager Robbie Neilson.
Powers was left impressed by his new Tannadice teammates, who coasted to a 4-1 victory over Partick Thistle thanks to a Lawrence Shankland hat-trick and a first league goal for Argentinian Adrian Sporle.
They look uncatchable at the top of the Championship and enjoy a 17-point lead over second-placed Inverness Caley Thistle.
Indeed, carry on like this and it is possible United can wrap up the title before the end of March.
The 28-year-old former Orlando City and Colorado Rapids player said: “It was great and I am glad we came out with the win.
“It took me 20 minutes or so to really find my feet and get an introduction to the style of play.
“I was really impressed with our grit and determination throughout the course of the game.
“It was a tough match but to bag the goals and continue on – it was a really professional performance in the end.
“I am glad I got to jump into the action right away and contribute to this win.
“The team is obviously a well-oiled machine but it is also one that is very grounded in reality and taking it one game at a time.
“There are plenty of matches left and I think the way the team approaches things from an attitude standpoint is incredible.”