Michael Kightly is hoping he can emulate his former team-mate Freddy Eastwood in making the step-up from non-league to the Championship, having impressed since joining Wolves on loan from Grays.
The 22-year-old midfielder has had no trouble adjusting to a step up in class and at the weekend capped another good display with a winning goal against QPR.
Kightly has drawn on the inspiration of seeing Eastwood, who he played with at Southend, establish himself as one of the top talents outside of the top flight.
"Freddy and I have a lot in common," said Kightly.
"We both played for Grays after being ditched as youngsters and we both come from the same area in Essex, although I don't live in a caravan.
"I played with Freddy at Southend and we became good mates. He has been my main source of inspiration.
"He has been linked with a move to the Premiership. Hopefully that will happen to me, too."
Wolves boss Mick McCarthy admits he has been impressed with Knightly thus far and that he will be pursuing a permanent deal for him in January.
"Michael looks a good acquisition and I hope we will sign him permanently."