Striker Stern John is regarded as Coventry City's very own version of Alan Whicker with the thousands of air miles he clocks up every season in pursuit of glory with Trinidad & Tobago.
However, John is convinced that his jet-set lifestyle was the primary factor behind his sluggish start to the campaign.
Manager Micky Adams had pinned his hopes on John and Dele Adebola replicating last season's form, which saw them terrorise Championship defences.
However, John's globetrotting antics in order to fulfil his dream of reaching the World Cup finals with Trinidad & Tobago slowly sapped his physical and mental strength.
Adams wasn't impressed and farmed him out to Derby County on loan where the response from supporters was, at best, lukewarm.
But, with World Cup qualification assured and the burden of carrying a nation's hopes on his shoulders lifted, John has returned to the Ricoh Arena with renewed vigour.
Once more, his partnership with Adebola is the scourge of defences and John's sixth goal in his last ten appearances helped Coventry beat Sheffield Wednesday this week. The 29-year-old admits he is relieved to finally consign travel sickness to the dustbin.
"During the course of year, when you have to fly out to Trinidad or South America to play internationals, you will be over there for two weeks," he said.
"On arriving back in England it takes two weeks to get over the jet lag and makes it very difficult.
"However, there are no more games now so I can just concentrate on playing for Coventry. I am enjoying it and feeling fitter.
"Dele and I have picked up where we left off at the end of last season.
"We didn't start this season that well because I was back and forth with internationals and I was unsettled. I am settled now because I don't have the worry about flying back for internationals.
"I feel fitter and the part-nership with myself, Dele and Gary McSheffrey is just getting better and better."
John's sanguine style hasn't always been a hit with English supporters raised on blood and thunder style football.
While John still oozes tranquillity on the field of play, he has been visibly energised by Coventry's recent run of form.
It is no coincidence that the improving results have had a correlation with the inclusion of John, Dennis Wise and Adrian Williams through the spine of the team. John agrees that Wise has been the major catalyst for their upsurge in form.
"Dennis is a massive player for us. He has bought us experience and composure in midfield," said John.
"He has done it all before so the lads look up to him. I know Dennis is coming to the end of his career, but his awareness on the pitch is really good for us. He is a great player.
"I think we have to maintain our momentum and keep our run of form going, as we have a chance of climbing the table even further."
The Sky Blues have moved into 11th position in the Championship table and lie 11 points adrift of the play-off zone.
"We aren't going to kid ourselves but we have a good chance of making the playoffs," said John, who is aiming for at least ten goals before the end of the campaign.
"If the results continue to go our way then we have a good chance of doing that."