Wolves midfielder Stephen Hunt insists he is hell-bent on living up to his hefty price tag.
The Republic of Ireland international has failed to find his best form since moving to Molineux in the summer from Hull City.
Hunt, who has made eight appearances since returning from a long-standing foot injury, has only mustered one goal in Wolves' 3-2 win over Sunderland.
And the 29-year-old is desperate to prove his worth to the Wanderers faithful, starting with Sunday's derby clash with Birmingham City.
He told the Sunday Mirror: "You could say it's time to deliver, I suppose. When I start playing well I will let you know.
"I will know when I am playing well. I won't be singing my own praises, but I'll know at the back of my head when I go home and enjoy fish and chips which I have on a Saturday or Sunday night as a treat just to take my mind off it."
Hunt added: "I knew the script coming here, being injured. It has been more disappointing trying to get to the pace of things, and get back to myself.
"I'm not there but every day I feel better and better. If you came to a new club and you missed the first month you'd be chasing straight away. To be out for eight months on top of that is frustrating.
"It is the same injury that Stewart Downing had at the start of last season and it took him a while to produce as well, but I know that at Wolves we can't afford for me to take a while.
"I have to start playing well and start producing for the team. I played the best of my career last year at Hull and I'd love to be showing that form now, but it will come."
Hunt has talked to boss Mick McCarthy about his frustrations as Wolves try to get out of a dismal run of three points from six games that has left them fighting to get away from the bottom of the table.
He said: "I have seen the gaffer. He understands. I think I've beat myself up too much in the last two or three weeks.
"The last week I've started to enjoy training, but I still go home and think I could have done better: 'Should have done this, should have done that'. You are asking questions in your own mind, especially when you come with a little bit of a price tag you want to impress."
Hunt is convinced that his new side have the quality to get away from trouble and believes they can start the process against Birmingham.
He said: "If you want to compare it to Hull, then the desire here is greater. The training is more intense.
"You know when players don't care but the players here are on it every day. The manager demands it.
"To be fair so did Phil Brown at Hull, but the desire has to come from the players. The ones here seem to be more determined to do well, and it's massively important they have that desire.
"We've got it, and we've got to show as much starting this weekend."
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