It hasn't been the smoothest of loan transitions for temporary Wolves winger Carlos Edwards - and in truth it was never going to be.
More the fact that within 48 hours of his first appearance in a depleted squad at Swansea, Carlos was off halfway across the world to play in one friendly and two World Cup qualifiers for Trinidad & Tobago, a journey that took in Port of Spain, Guatemala City and then back to Port of Spain again.
For someone who had only played about an hour's football for Sunderland this season there was perhaps always going to be a touch of ring-rustiness to his early life at Wolves.
Carlos admits his first couple of Wolves starts at Swansea and Norwich weren't up there with the standards either he - or indeed his new manager or team-mates - would have expected.
But at Molineux on Tuesday night came the sort of display which prompted Mick McCarthy to move so quickly to snap up the winger's services when injuries hit Michael Kightly and Matt Jarvis.
An 'assist' for one of Chris Iwelumo's goals that was bizarrely chalked off, plus the cross which created Sylvan Ebanks-Blake's crucial winner prompted Mick to pronounce himself "thrilled" with Carlos' performance.
The manager admitted he hadn't been overly convinced at Carrow Road seven days earlier, and not only in terms of the headed backpass which was snaffled by Leroy Lita for one of the Canaries' five goals.
Yet Tuesday was more what Mick had in mind when it came to Carlos's running with the ball and crossing ability, and the player himself was in full agreement.
"I hadn't made the best of starts here by my own standards," he says.
"The other players and the manager know what I am capable of and I hadn't reached that.
"Tuesday night was a step in the right direction and certainly one of my better performances since arriving at Wolves.
"I'm feeling more confident that I'm doing the things the manager wants me to do and what I know I'm capable of doing.
"I'm delighted to have started my first home game and assisted in Sylvan getting the winner.
"That's what I'm here for - to put the crosses into the box for the strikers to get on the end of and fair play to Sylvan, he took it really well."
And having now found his feet almost a month into a three-month loan, the recently-turned 30-year-old is also confident there is plenty more to come.
"It was a strange start for me having played at Swansea and then gone away and done all that travelling for the internationals," he explained.
"I'd come here on loan and really wanted to make a mark but obviously when your country calls you there's nothing you can do.
"Fair play to the gaffer he hasn't looked to blame anyone when things have gone wrong and I'm just going to carry on doing my best and Tuesday night was a step in the right direction.
"There is more of this type of performance to come from Carlos Edwards."
He admitted Tuesday's victory was very much down to the team "sticking at it" in the wake of another impressive 90 minutes from the visitors.
More of the same will certainly required when it's Wolves turn to head for the Principality and Saturday's televised teatime date with in-form Cardiff.
"Cardiff won't be easy but no games in the Championship are," he added.
"We have to stick to our task and be disciplined and if we keep our concentration levels spot-on hopefully we can get a result at Ninian Park
"Birmingham and Reading lost the other night but it's up to us to do what we can and not be looking at other teams to do us any favours.
"We need to do ourselves the favours and win as many games as we can."