Dundee United defender Jaroslaw Fojut has admitted to The Scotsman that his failed move to Celtic in 2012 was a disappointment.
The Polish centre back started his career with Bolton Wanderers as a 17-year-old, but after few appearances for the the Trotters following loan deals with Luton Town and Stockport County, Fojut returned to Poland with Slask Wroclaw.
It was in January 2012, whilst with Slask, that Fojut signed a pre-contract to join Celtic that summer - but after sustaining cruciate knee ligament damage, the Bhoys decided to withdraw their offer.
Fojut's career took him to Norway with Tromso - where he will have faced off against current Celtic boss Ronny Deila and his Stromsgodset side - and now finally to Scotland with Dundee United.
This weekend, United take on Celtic in the Scottish League Cup final at Hampden Park, and Fojut is once again reminded of what could have been had he not suffered that injury.
Now going up against the team he almost signed for, Fojut told The Scotsman that he can't dwell on the situation - but did admit that it was disappointing to see the move collapse.
"It doesn’t matter what happened before," said Fojut. "I am now in the exact position I want to be in, which is just a few days away from a cup final. Every football player would want to be in this position, looking ahead to such a big game. So I am really happy that I am here and pleased with how my career has gone."
"It was a disappointment at the time but I don’t think about it now. At that point I had just won the league with my Polish team and was celebrating with my wedding a few days after it happened. It happens. Not to many players, but it happens," he added.
Fojut will now charged with the task of keeping Celtic's attacking players - such as Leigh Griffiths and John Guidetti - quiet on Sunday in a bid to upset the odds and win the cup for Dundee United
For Fojut, that may be the best way to exorcise the demons of that failed transfer.