Artur Boruc remains a Southampton player, but his route to the first team at St Mary’s is blocked by the sizeable frame of Fraser Forster.
The ex-Celtic goalkeeper has been forced to look elsewhere for game time as a result.
It may have come as a surprise to some when he took the decision to go in search of those minutes in the Championship.
Boruc is a Poland international who has graced the Champions League, but he spotted the potential at Bournemouth and has enjoyed a productive stint with the Cherries.
The 34-year-old is yet to taste a league defeat for his loan employers, with his only setback coming in the Capital One Cup against Liverpool.
He has now opened himself to the possibility of his spell being extended, with Bournemouth currently top of the second-tier standings and pushing hard for promotion to the Premier League.
Boruc: "I'm happy I have a good relationship with the #afcb fans. I give 100 per cent in every game & I'm glad they see that."— AFC Bournemouth (@afcbournemouth) December 21, 2014
Boruc’s initial loan agreement, which saw him on the move in September, is due to expire in January.
Eddie Howe will want to do all he can to prolong his stay, though, as Bournemouth are eager to stick with a winning formula.
Players of Boruc’s experience will be vital over the second-half of the campaign and it could be that he becomes a long-term solution between the sticks – possibly in the top-flight.