It was always Mick McCarthy's intention this season to be back page news at Molineux, not stuck away in some forgotten corner on page 37, writes Ged Scott.
The Wolverhampton Wanderers manager is hoping that this week's international break proves the much-needed refuelling stop which pumps some juice back into his team's collective tank following Friday night's unarguably "running on empty" performance against Preston North End.
With Jackie McNamara and Mark Davies having joined long-term casualty Gabor Gyepes on the injury list, Carl Cort suspended, Tomasz Frankowski out of favour and Lee Naylor having been distracted by interest from Celtic, spirits need restoring. It is certainly an added bonus, in McCarthy's bid to refresh his team before the August transfer window closes, that he has this week managed to pull in two such experienced trialists.
One of them, former Wycombe Wanderers utility man Danny Senda, would fill a hole in either position on Wolves' right side. But it is the other, Blackburn Rovers' 5ft 6in, indisputably 'pocket-sized' striker Jemal Johnson, who may yet prove the most eye-catching.
The flashy Johnson has had his off-field problems in the past, having been shown the door by Manchester United as a youngster. Although never quite making the breakthrough at Ewood Park, having been kept out of the team by a striker of similar stature in Craig Bellamy, he does have the capacity to score goals.
After impressing with Preston last autumn, he scored in his final appearance of a loan spell mysteriously cut short after a difference of opinion with North End boss Billy Davies. He then added another three out on loan at Darlington in League Two and also squeezed one in between for Rovers in an FA Cup tie in January.
If Johnson's temperament is considered suspect, maybe the American-born, Manchester-bred striker has found the right man to bring the best out of him in McCarthy, who is not scared of taking on flawed diamonds if they play well.