LATEST Cherries recruit Enes Unal is focused on repaying the faith placed in him by the club and head coach Andoni Iraola.

A deadline day signing on loan from Getafe in La Liga, work permit issues prevented Unal from joining up with his teammates before this week.

However, he is now settling into life on the south coast of England, including his first training sessions with his new teammates ahead of a potential debut against Fulham on Saturday, February 10.

Talking about his first impressions of Cherries, Unal told afcbtv:“I feel really good, perfect first day.

“The team received me really, really good.

“Looks like a great group of people and really happy to be here.

“It was really nice.

“Before I came here, I've been talking with some people and they all say it's a family club. The lads are really nice and I can say that today.”

Former Cherry Diego Rico was a teammate of Unal’s at Getafe, the left-back on loan in the Spanish capital from Real Sociedad.

Unal continued: “I’ve been talking with Diego (Rico) and he said all the best things about the club, about the city, about the teammates. So that helped.”

Current Cherries head coach Iraola made his name in management in his native Spain, crossing paths with Unal when he was in charge of Rayo Vallecano.

Unal never got the better of Iraola during games between Madrid rivals Getafe and Rayo Vallecano, with the Basque boss leaving a lasting impression on the Turkish international.

“Because I knew him and I talked with all the players who played for him and everybody just talked amazing about him,” restarted Unal.

“When you play against him you always suffered. We couldn't beat them, never.

“And that's a big point (in wanting to join).”

For now, Unal is focused on repaying the faith shown in him by Cherries and Iraola.

Unal added: “Everything happened really fast but I'm grateful for the trust that club put in me, the gaffer put in me.

“I will try to repay this confidence and do my best.”