Leeds United striker Noel Hunt says that his loan period at Ipswich Town has made him rediscover his love for the game.
The Republic of Ireland international has endured a torrid time at Elland Road since arriving and it seems that a change of environment was good for him.
Although this temporary spell at Portman Road was cut short this week, Hunt spoke on social media site Twitter about how grateful he was to Ipswich for allowing him the opportunity to link up with them.
I would like to sincerely thank everyone involved with @Official_ITFC I can't thank the Staff,fans & especially the boys enough for how they— Noel Hunt (@boyhunt) December 31, 2014
Welcomed me into the football club! You guys helped me fall back in love with the game and for this I am eternally grateful and will always— Noel Hunt (@boyhunt) December 31, 2014
Be in my heart! To the Fans "thank u" guys for accepting me it was a great buzz to come on tonight and so close to nicking another goal! Xxx— Noel Hunt (@boyhunt) December 31, 2014
Hunt's most memorable moment at Ipswich will be his last-minute winner on his debut against Charlton Athletic.
The 31-year-old has not scored in over a year for Leeds, but he made an immediate impact for Mick McCarthy's men and has helped them strengthen their automatic promotion bid.
The relief that Hunt felt when he scored was particularly noticeable and he will be hoping that it can start a run of form for him.
Leeds are unlikely to integrate him back into their first-team set-up, but he has at least proven that he can still score at Championship level ahead of the January transfer window.
The Whites are expected to try and offload Hunt at the soonest available opportunity and the experienced striker will be hoping that his next move turns out to be as enjoyable as his loan switch to Ipswich was.