Blair Turgott expects his adventures at Bradford City to steer him towards success, as he settles back into life at West Ham United.
The 18-year-old winger turned out eleven times for the Bantams in a three-month stint that culminated in Bradford's historic Capital One Cup final appearance.
Though Turgott would remain an unused substitute in a 5-0 defeat by Swansea City, the Academy graduate is not likely to forget his Wembley day out in a hurry.
Now back in east London and bolstered by his Football League exploits, Turgott was straight back into the action on Friday night, as he helped the Development Squad to a goalless draw with Manchester United.
"It's good to see all the boys again and all of the staff, so I'm definitely happy to be back now," he told West Ham TV. "Bradford City was a great experience for me. When the opportunity came, it was something I was happy to do. I've learned a lot as a player, which can steer me in good stead for the future. It has definitely been a good experience.
"For anyone, to go to Wembley like that, the national stadium and to take in the atmosphere of a full sell-out stadium is great. It's a great memory but I've just got to put in my pocket and move on to bigger and better things now hopefully."
The England U19 international, who had not played a full 90 minutes since 15 January, confessed to being slightly ring rusty, though he expects Friday's run-out to do him the power of good.
"It was different, that was my first 90 minutes in like a month," he added. "So it was good personally for me to get through the game and I thought I did alright. At first it was more about getting 90 minutes under my belt and seeing how I fared.
"Now it's about getting games under my belt. I've got to keep performing every week and getting a good performance level. Whatever happens going forward, I think first and foremost it's about playing with the Development Squad and getting minutes under my belt."
As for Friday's Barclays Under-21 Premier League stalemate, Turgott had no complaints whatever, insisting that the point gives West Ham an excellent platform from which to tackle Wednesday's reverse fixture in Altrincham.
"I think in games like that, you have to respect the point. At half-time we had a chat and we felt we could win the game but obviously as the game went on, we stuck together as a team. I think our shape was good and we limited them to as few chances as possible. In the end it was good to get something out of the game and get a point.
"We've got them again on Wednesday. It will be another good game, another tough game. That's what you want ultimately, big games and to play against the better teams. This is why we're in this league. That's what it's all about and should be a good test on Wednesday. We know what we've got to do and if we do that I think we'll get the win."