Like most of his team-mates, it was a strange environment in which he had no experience and a limited knowledge of.
Just a couple of months into life in the lowest tier of the Scottish game, the Ibrox defender has quickly realised life is going to be anything but a stroll and the expected canter to the Third Division title would be far tougher than many predicted.
Perry knows with the quality Ally McCoist has at his disposal, Rangers should be more than good enough to win the title.
However, he believes the opposition in the Third Division are of a better quality than most expected. He said: "The last couple of seasons I have been on the first-team fringes. And this season is definitely a learning curve for me.
"We are playing in a different league and the style of football is also different. In the SPL, teams play more football whereas in the Third Division it is a bit more back to front.
"I'm obviously still young and learning all of the time and maybe this season has been an eye opener in terms of the physical side of things.
"A lot of people have said 'You are playing in the Third Division against part-time players so why is it so hard?' but regardless of their fitness levels the sheer effort and work-rate of the other teams makes it difficult at times to play against.
"We know we can play better, of course, as we have in some of the home matches. But we also realise it isn't going to be as easy as some have suggested."
Perry also wanted to praise the Light Blue legions for packing out home games – and following them on the road – and says they have been inspirational.
Perry, who will face Queen's Park tomorrow, added: "The fans have been brilliant at Ibrox.
"I don't think anyone expected us to be playing in front of virtually a full house at every home game, but that is the way it has turned out.
"I don't know if the teams coming to play us at Ibrox have been overawed by the size of the crowd and the noise but it has been easier for us at home.
"Hopefully we can continue that this weekend. Queen's Park are top of the table but we want to get into first position as quickly as possible and really get going."
Ross and Robbie Crawford were on hand to help put the kids at the Rangers Soccer Schools through their paces at the Ibrox complex.
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