Wayne Hennessey is readying himself for a gruelling summer of rehabilitation, but is trying to stay positive in his recovery from a serious knee problem.
The Wolves goalkeeper suffered a season-ending cruciate ligament injury in April and is not expected to be pushing for a first-team recall until the autumn.
The 25-year-old shot-stopper has made peace with the fact that he will miss an entire pre-season programme and the start of next season.
His focus is locked on bouncing back fitter and stronger in 2012/13, allowing him to aid Wolves' quest to secure an immediate return to the Premier League.
He has a long and arduous road ahead of him, but is facing the challenge head on and is delighted to have former Wolves keeper Matt Murray working alongside him - a man who knows only too well how dark endless days in the gym and pool can become.
"On top of my programme with the physios I've been doing a lot of swimming, which is brilliant as it really gets the heart going," Hennessey told the club's official website.
"I've been doing a lot of work on my knee weights and getting the muscles firing around the knee so they don't lose too much strength.
"It can be lonely when you're coming in on your own in the summer, but it's certainly peaceful!
"I want the best for my knee and that is to come in and follow the programme from the physios, who are great to work with.
"You can have all their attention over the summer and they have given me a good schedule to follow.
"On top of that, Matt Murray has joined me for some of the gym sessions as well as the additional swimming. The big man has always been brilliant for me.
"No matter what happens he is always at the other end of a phone and, in what has been a tough period for me, he has been there.
"He's been through the same injury as me and knows all about it and understands what I'm going through."