Grant Hanley says it's his personal responsibility to be ready 'whenever called upon' by Norwich City Head Coach Daniel Farke.
The centre-back completed a switch to the Canaries last week, but only recently joined up with his new team due to his involvement in Scotland's national squad.
"It's only been a couple of days but the lads have made me feel part of it," Hanley told reporters on Friday ahead of Birmingham City's visit to Carrow Road.
"My focus is on the games now. As a player, you've got to be ready for any situation.
"Whenever I'm called upon, I'll be ready."
Hanley is looking to add defensive steel to a City backline which has been too porous during the campaign's opening weeks, and says he has the attributes to make a difference.
"I probably won't dribble past people and put it in the top corner," the 25-year-old quipped.
"With me, what you see is what you get. I've played a lot of games in the Championship and that experience will definitely help.
"This division is tough, both mentally and physically. It's about getting yourself in the right frame of mind and being physically fit because it's a long season.
"I've played at Carrow Road a couple of times and it's always full with a great atmosphere. I'm looking forward to it."