Wolverhampton asset Jesper B. Jensen is enjoying his best-ever season in the sport - and aims to show his old home fans exactly why when he returns with Peterborough tonight.
The Dane is showing the consistent form that Wolves always felt he could build up to when he first signed in 1997 -but after failing to hit his expected heights, Jensen was overlooked for a team place from 2003 and beyond.
His revival gathered pace with a solid loan spell at Ipswich, but it is since his move to the Showground that he has really flourished and he now finds himself comfortably in the country's top ten averages -only just behind Wolves skipper Peter Karlsson.
Panthers manager Trevor Swales said: "Jesper is one of the most consistent riders around and I don't believe he gets the credit he deserves for his performances. He is very under-rated but the fact that we are lucky enough to have him on loan is our gain and everyone else's loss."
Jensen's form, backed up by No 1 Hans Andersen, makes the Panthers strong opposition this evening, especially with Polish sensation Karol Zabik making his debut at reserve. Wolves squeezed to a home win over Eastbourne last week thanks to Heat 15 heroics from Karlsson and Billy Hamill and the Swede feels that it could be just as tough tonight.
Karlsson said: "We got in front when it mattered most, but we don't want to let it get that close in future as it could easily have gone the other way. But last time Peterborough were here, they pushed us all the way and I think they'll do the same this time, so it should be a cracking meeting."
Meanwhile, Wolves could have William Lawson back for next Monday's derby clash with Coventry, the young Scot having recovered well from a fractured elbow.
Lawson practised at his Premier League base of Edinburgh last Friday ahead of a proposed Monarchs return this weekend, although he has stressed that he will only make his Elite League comeback when he is ready.
He said: "There is no point in going straight into a match unless you are fully fit. My elbow certainly feels better, it isn't so sore, but I can only tell exactly how well it's healing when I'm back on the bike. I did think about riding against Berwick last week, but there is always the risk that someone might run into the back of you, or fall in front of you."
The trip to Monmore Green is Coventry's next fixture, the Bees having a week off following a positive spell of three consecutive wins which have lifted them into the top five.
After a win at Oxford last Wednesday, they overcame Reading at home by a single point on Friday and Australian star Rory Schlein said: "We're getting on a bit of a roll now and starting to get that vibe of last year back."