But the midfielder admits he was nervous meeting his new Partick Thistle team-mates for the first time this summer.
The former St Mirren star has agreed a two-year deal to join Jackie McNamara's side in the Irn-Bru First Division, and has been followed into Firhill by Steven Lawless, Aaron Muirhead and Sean Welsh ahead of the big kick-off.
Thistle continued their pre-season preparations with a 4-1 win over Ayr United on Monday as they attempt to hit top gear ahead of their Ramsdens Cup clash with Clyde next weekend.
Murray has impressed for the Jags thus far and the midfielder is keen to play his part in helping Thistle improve on a sixth-place finish last time out.
He said: "I was a bit nervous on the Monday morning (before the first day of pre-season) because I was coming in to a new squad and going to meet new people.
"All the boys have made me feel really welcome. I am one of the older players in the changing-room, I am looking about and there are young players everywhere.
"It is just natural to be nervous, you just want to get in and get started.
"There is a good bunch of boys here so, hopefully, I can come in and play a part in them moving up the league next season."
Murray's summer switch to Firhill had him bring the curtain down on his illustrious Buddies career and was a significant coup for McNamara as he moved swiftly in the transfer market to tie down his intended targets.
Next on the agenda is the ARR Craib Cup this weekend, which will have Thistle face Celtic on Saturday and then either Premiership giants Everton or First Division rivals Airdrie on Sunday.
Murray said: "I am looking forward to the new season, it has been good to get in and get started.
"I feel like an old pensioner in the dressing- room because it is a really young squad we have here. It is good to get back into it again.
"In football now, you have got to keep yourself fit over the close season and I did that. I did a fair bit of running before we started so I am feeling good.
"You can't afford to come back really unfit the way people would maybe do six or seven years ago.
"St Mirren is finished with now. I am just looking forward to the challenge with Partick Thistle and helping the younger boys in the team.
"Hopefully we can improve on what the boys did last year. It is a new challenge for me but I am looking forward to it."
l Tickets for the ARR Craib Cup are on sale at Firhill now, with fans also able to pay at the gate on both days. Sunday is free for all Thistle season ticket holders. Day passes are £15 for adults and £10 for concessions while weekend passes are £25 and £15.