Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager Terry Butcher praised the impact of his new signings against Hearts.
David Davis and Aiden Chippendale both made their debuts in the 1-1 draw.
"David Davis's trying to get used to SPL action. He had to do two roles and he ran himself into the ground," Butcher told BBC Scotland.
"They never had a real impression or taste of Scottish football but I thought they acquitted themselves very well. We feel we should've got more."
Gregory Tade fired Inverness ahead but Stephen Elliott levelled for the visitors.
"We got the break and Gregory Tade stuck that one away," added Butcher.
"He had other chances to score and we felt we had got the second goal we'd have won the match but unfortunately Hearts got the second goal with virtually their only shot on target.
"We've had to change it round. I've always said the lads' attitude here is first class. The boys did give everything and we were very unlucky not to win it.
"I think it will be a slow burner because the more the boys play together, the better it will become. I'm really excited about what we can do."