Sam Vokes is back at Wolves and determined to force his way into Mick McCarthy's first-team plans.
The 20-year-old frontman has recently returned to Molineux from a spell on loan at League One outfit Leeds United.
He has found opportunities hard to come by this term, as Wolves look to make their mark in the Premier League, but has refused to rock the boat.
Instead, Vokes has knuckled down and done his utmost to make it impossible for McCarthy to leave him out.
His efforts appear to be paying dividends, with McCarthy admitting that he has been impressed by the youngster since his return from Elland Road.
"Big Sam Vokes went out and played and, to be fair, Sam came back and looked sharper and better than the lads that weren't involved," McCarthy told the Express and Star.
Vokes has been buoyed by his manager's comments and hopes he will now be given a chance to prove his worth at the highest level.
"I'm loving been back," he said.
"It was good to go away to Leeds and get some games under my belt. Now I feel fitter and stronger for that.
"You always want to be playing Premier League football. If you're in and around the squad at Premier League level that's great experience.
"The main thing when I came back was to be in and around the squad, if I hadn't been then I probably would have gone out on loan again.
"In the meantime it's looking good and hopefully I can get some games.
"Chris (Iwelumo) wasn't playing much, like I was at the start of the season, so he's gone out (to Bristol City). It's good for him to get some games. From my point of view I have to take that chance and hopefully be involved more."