YOU can take the man out of the Premiership, but you can't take the Premiership out of the man.
Or so it seemed when Paul Rachubka reflected on his return to Town and playing before the fans who hail him as a play-off winning hero.
The 23-year-old passes a significant landmark today in the FA Cup first round tie at Stockport.
It will be the most matches he has ever played in a season - and regular appearances are the reason why Rachubka is back at the club he helped win promotion after loan spells with MK Dons and Northampton.
Perhaps he can be excused, then, having been brought up at Manchester United (where he played in the World Club Championship against South Melbourne) and Charlton Athletic, for referring to a full season in Premiership terms.
"I want to play matches and I want to get 38 appearances a season," said the man known as Rabs, whose career so far has been in the 20-club top competition.
"People don't have to look at a couple of good saves in one match like last week at Brentford, they can look at the season as a whole and say yes, he's consistent over 38 matches.
"I want those 38 matches so people can think of me as being reliable and solid and build my reputation from there.
"I really do feel I'm ready for a full season instead of playing just bits and bats and that's why I'm here.
"The gaffer has said he wants to talk about making the move a permanent one and I'm happy to listen because I want to play."
Rachubka also wants to taste more success having lifted the Nationwide Trophy at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium with a promotion medal around his neck.
He will have to wait until at least one month's loan is through and pray that Simon Royce doesn't get injured during his time at Luton or that the first-choice Valley men don't suffer any mishaps.
Rachubka feels he can put down roots at Town after what has been a nomadic existence, but the moving around has been undertaken with a purpose.
"It is great to be back here, but since I left I feel I've come a long way because I've worked very hard on my game," he said.
"I'm here to keep pushing and keep improving, and I feel the team and the whole club are doing exactly the same.
"Everyone has got their sights set on the play-offs as a worst case scenario. We want to go up automatically if we can - that's the impression I get.
"That's why I'm back here, to be honest, because the whole thing is geared to achieving success. I have been unsettled, but I knew that was how it was going to be.
"I'm happy with what's gone on because I've been playing matches and I wanted to get as much out of it as I could. Now, hopefully, I've got the chance to play the games that I want to play and to move forward."
Being a perfectionist, Rachubka was so focused on the game against Brentford that he forgot to acknowledge the roars of the fans when his name was announced before kick-off.
Typically, too, he was far from happy with conceding a goal in the 1-1 draw which left Town ninth in the table and denied them a return to the play-off placings.
"Clean sheets are what I'm about," said Rachubka, who kept seven during his 16 matches last term including the play-off final against Mansfield.
"If I don't concede then we go home with a point at least and it leaves the strikers to do their job, win us the game and take the glory - I'm happy with that.
"My philosophy has always been built around keeping clean sheets and if I'd done that against Brentford I would have been happy. Because I didn't, then I had a good sulk about it.
"I was delighted with the reception I got from the fans and it's great to know they are glad to see me back. Hopefully, next time, I'll be able to thank them with a clean sheet.
"Brentford were a very difficult side to play against, though, and we had to work tremendously hard. I felt we should have been leading the game in the first half and, if we had, it would have been a completely different story. As it was, we conceded from a set piece, which I was very disappointed about, and had to rely on Pav scoring a great goal to get us back in the game.
"Having done that, we were all over them again and could have clinched it with a header from John McAliskey right at the end, but it wasn't to be. A winner then really would have made it a happy return."