The 30-year-old Scouser, who was SPL top scorer and PFA Scotland player of the year last season, moved on from Motherwell to Dutch outfit NEC Nijmegen during the summer, and as coincidence would have it, a visit to his new club's Nijmegen's Stadion de Goffert in seven days' time is next on the Amsterdam side's post-Celtic Eredivisie schedule.
Higdon, who notched 26 times for the Fir Park club in the previous campaign, has scored seven times in his first 11 starts in Dutch football, but such a strike rate doesn't mean things have been all plain sailing.
Ahead of this weekend's fixtures, Nijmegen sat 15th in the table, with the club's stuttering form alarming enough to see the replacement of both the manager, Alex Pastoor, and the director of football, Carlos Aalbers, who signed Higdon in the first place.
Thankfully, new boss Anton Janssen also seems to perceive Higdon as central to his plans and the club have quietly won their last two matches.
"The manager got sacked and the new manager came in," said Higdon, no stranger at St Mirren and Motherwell to enduring early turmoil.
"The technical director who brought me in has been sacked and a new one of them has come in too. When you are near the bottom of the league as we have been and still are, there have been players brought in right, left and centre so it has been difficult to adjust.
"Of course it was a big shock to me, but football is a results-driven business and that is always the way it happens - the manager gets the blame for it all. Overall, I have scored seven goals in 11 games so my ratio is good and I just want to keep it going.
"I feel like I am fully acclimatised now, although there has been a bit of a transition. At every club you go to you have to win the fans over, but I am a bit more experienced now so I know what to expect."
While certain elements of the move have been awkward - the player's young daughter remains at school at the family home near Bridge of Allan - Higdon has found the technical nature of Dutch football to his liking. Nijmegen frequently play to crowds in excess of 10,000 and Higdon generally regards the Eredivisie as a more vibrant, competitive league than the SPFL.
That doesn't mean he expects Ajax to prevail at the Amsterdam Arena in midweek against Celtic, however, as he feels the Dutch champions will be unable to live with the Parkhead side's physical strength.
"I watched the last game and, typically for Dutch football, Ajax had a lot of the ball, even if they weren't as physically as strong as Celtic," said Higdon. "They can keep the ball for fun, that is the Dutch way, and I think that is the main difference from the way the game is played in Scotland.
"We have Ajax a week on Sunday so we will be watching the Celtic game in midweek, and hopefully they will get really tired as it is a tough game for Ajax. Then they come to our place and we can try to get something off them. I do actually think Celtic will win - I think they could just be too strong for them, and I'm sure set-pieces are going to be a big part of their game plan."
Higdon always keeps a keen eye on events in Lanarkshire, but otherwise isn't the type to be over-burdened by regrets. "I had a lot of options in the summer, over in Russia, China, Turkey, these type of places, and also in England," he said. "But I always said I wanted to try to prove myself abroad and Holland is a top league which isn't too far away.
"There are more big teams out in Holland, all you have to do is go on to the internet and look at the stadiums, which are usually full. I am not having second thoughts, I am just not that type of person.
"If it works out, it works out. If it doesn't, it doesn't. At the moment I am settled, I am playing every game each week and at the moment I can't complain.
"It was disappointing for Motherwell to lose in the cup in midweek, because I know how much it means for them to succeed in the cups. But they have had a good start to the season and with the manager [Stuart McCall] still in place, I am sure they will continue to do well."