For Karl Henry, it is as if the season is only just beginning.
Wolverhampton Wanderers, on the back of three successive victories, are now starting to look like a team capable of gaining promotion to the Premiership.
After Tuesday's 1-0 win at Ipswich Town, Wolves are now in eighth position but, significantly, level on points with Southampton, who occupy sixth position. A place in the play-offs is possible but only if Wolves maintain their form.
"We're all delighted. We said we needed to get on a little run and that's what we've done," Henry said. "But, we've got to just keep it going in the next game, then the next game and the one after that.
"It wasn't a pretty match at Ipswich but you can't always win games by playing your best football.
"We showed a bit of steel and took home the three points. It's different to, maybe, Preston when we thought we battered them and really dominated, but [against Ipswich] we had a bit of backs-to-the-wall defending and held on.
"I don't think anyone connected with Wolves at the moment will mind how we get the three points; it's winning games that counts."
On Tuesday, Henry occupied a position at right back, which served to emphasise his versatility.
"I want to play, first and foremost, so I'm happy to be playing at right back," Henry said. "I was a bit disappointed with my own performance at Ipswich but that's the way it goes sometimes.
"The main thing is we won the game and I'm glad we've done that when I've had a bit of a bad game personally.
"There's a lot of competition for places and I feel for the boys that have been left out like Mark Little, who's been brilliant for so many games. We're all members of a squad and everyone's done their bit this season. I've not changed, I see myself as a midfielder, but I'm more than happy to play right back for the rest of the season.
"If that's where I've got to play then that's what I'll do, left back, centre half, it's not a problem.
"Everyone's coming back fit now, Gary Breen, Jody Craddock, everyone's pushing for places and I know I've got to stay right on top of my game if I want to keep my place and that goes for the other ten players in the 11, as well.
"Whether I'm at right back or midfield, I hold certain standards and I know I've got to keep to them if I want to keep my place."