JUNIOR MENDES has bought a flat near the ring road and plans to settle in for a successful season at the McAlpine.
The 27-year-old former Mansfield striker has enjoyed pre-season with his new club and is now itching to score the goals which can inspire a strong League I challenge.
He seems destined to play off either Andy Booth or Pawel Abbott and the former Chelsea, St Mirren and Dunfirmline striker is confident he can deliver the goods.
"I'm very optimistic about the season," said Mendes, who has been warned off touching the Nationwide play-off trophy by his new colleagues!
"We have a lot of young players here who can run for a whole season and then we've got some very good older and more experienced players with bags of ability as well.
"I'm looking forward to working hard for the team and adding my bit to that mix of youthful exuberance and real experience."
Mendes is well aware Town fans will be looking to him for goals and, without setting a specific target, he is determined to make this his best season ever.
"I've never had the chance to regularly play off a big frontman, so I'm excited about that prospect here," he said.
"I've always thought I would get a lot more goals if I could make my runs off a big frontman, because in games where I have played that way I've done quite well.
"Boothy looks a quality player, but whoever I play alongside I'm just looking forward to building up solid partnerships.
"It's just a matter of trying to score as many goals as I can and using my pace to set up as many as I can."
Mendes insists he enjoyed the play-off final at Cardiff despite finishing on the losing side.
His spirits were lifted still further when he knew of Town's interest - giving him the chance to play in League I after all.
"My agent spoke to Peter Jackson the following week and I jumped at the chance to come here for talks," he explained.
"As soon as I spoke to Peter Jackson my mind was made up.
"The way he spoke about me and his enthusiasm for the club just made me want to sign.
"I knew Huddersfield liked the look of me from what happened during last season, but the manager left me in no doubt that this is where I wanted to be."
It's a big season for Mendes, who wants to prove he can make a big impact in English football after being released by Chelsea at the age of 20.
"I had a good grounding at Stamford Bridge, but Paul Furlong, Mark Hughes and John Spencer were the first-team strikers at the time and it was difficult to try and break through," he explained.
"I learned a lot from Ruud Gullit and Glenn Hoddle, though, and also from playing alongside the likes of Jody Morris, Michael Duberry and Muzzy Izzet through the youth teams but I wanted to play more football.
"I think all the lads who came through at Chelsea have done half-decently in the game - I know Leon Knight did well here on loan - and hopefully I can show I can do the same.
"People have often asked me why I spent so long in Scotland, but I did enjoy it up there despite being a long way from my friends and family.
"St Mirren was basically the first thing which came up after I'd been released by Chelsea and I played straight away in a game against Celtic, which seemed great.
"The manager, Jimmy Bone, who is a real character, told me these were the games I could look forward to, he made sure I ate out at nice restaurants and the next thing you know, I'd signed a long-term deal.
"I did want to leave before it ended but the club wouldn't let me and we eventually won the First Division title and a place in the Premiership, which is when I left for my time at Dunfirmline."
Mendes concedes it took a couple of months to re-adjust to English football last season, but he's back in the swing now and Town could get full benefit.
"It was in the back of my mind when we played the play-off final that it could be my last game for Mansfield," he said.
"They hadn't talked to us about new deals at that stage and, when we lost, I was gutted about missing the chance to move up a division.
"As soon as I spoke to Huddersfield I knew I wouldn't be staying at Field Mill and I've really enjoyed pre-season here.
"The club is full of friendly faces, the management and coaching staff are all good humoured and they've certainly got everyone working very hard to continue the success the club has already had."