Summer signing Kieran Trippier has had to bide his time at Tottenham, but is showing he might be about to kick on.
The full-back has had to wait on the bench due to Kyle Walker's impressive performances, restricted only to playing Europa League games.
He began those not so well, but towards the end of the group stages began to improve, and Mauricio Pochettino gave him his first Premier League start for the club against Watford.
Beforehand he had played only eight minutes of league football this season, but his display against the Hornets sent a message that he is ready for more.
The former Burnley defender provided the cross for Heung-Min Son to score the crucial winning goal.
Trippier's crossing was an area he excelled in statistically last season, although he had mixed success yesterday. He attempted nine crosses, of which only two were accurate - but crucially one of these was a vital assist.
This is a testament to his faith in his ability and determination to get it right, and as Tottenham's attackers get used to his deliveries and he adjusts to them, there is likely to be improvement.
Defensively he recorded one tackle and three interceptions - the latter being a figure matched only by Toby Alderweireld among the back four.
His performance drew plenty of praise from supporters, who commented on Twitter about his impact. Here is a look at a selection of the comments...
Trippier my MOM. In a game where lacked quality, he made the difference #COYS— arunSpurs (@arunspurs) December 28, 2015
I really like those passes from Trippier, definitely a man for the future #COYS— THFC Vapester (@Tommyroed) December 28, 2015
Trippier has sent a couple of really good balls in to the box... would love to see him get more time on the pitch #COYS— Bryan Benson (@BryanTBenson) December 28, 2015
Thought Trippier, although very shaky defensively, was excellent going forward today. Crossing was superb and a deserved assist! #COYS— Mr Stuuuu (@MrStu10) December 28, 2015
Not the first time I've tweeted this and wont be the last, Trippier knows how to deliver a cross #coys— Richard Arkle (@RichardArks) December 28, 2015
sorry Trippier for doubting you, you were brilliant today. #coys— aina (@aainanaim) December 28, 2015
Trippier given a go and gets an assist. Son comes off the bench and gets a goal. The competition in the squad is good! #COYS— Ryan Alex (@Major_Hank) December 28, 2015