After a miserable time in the UK Thomas Rogne has certainly rescued his career with IFK Gothenburg.
The young Norwegian defender was signed by Tony Mowbray and instantly looked the part with a commanding physique and rugged dedication to the old art of defending.
As 2009 turned in to 2010 Rogne looked capable of anchoring the Celtic defence for years to come with that impression continuing once Mowbray was replaced by Neil Lennon.
Strangely for what appeared to be a big strapping Scandinavian his progress was forever hampered by frustrating muscle injuries.
Hamstring, groin and calf injuries dogged him to the stage that it seemed only a matter of time before he would break down.
As Celtic defended the title in 2012/13 Rogne started only eight SPL matches but the offer of a new contract reflected an injury prone 22-year-old rather than a first team stalwart.
Wigan Athletic proved a disastrous move with his contract cancelled half way the second season with even less playing time than he’d had at Celtic.
After all that grief a return to Scandinavia seemed the logical step with IFK Gothenburg happy to provide a chance to get his career moving in the right direction.
Now into his third season his contract is up at the end of the year which is likely to attract interest from England.
With Celtic on his CV and Norwegian under 21 caps on a free transfer the 27-year-old should be able to pick up some decent offers.
In the history books Rogne was the last Celtic player to score against Rangers at Ibrox, pulling the score back to 2-3 before Calum Murray rapidly blew the final whistle without any added time.