Tom Brewster's input into Fermanagh's National Football League campaign has been minimal.
Injury has kept one of the county's most experienced players on the sidelines as a smooth course has been charted into Sunday's Division Two final against Wexford.
Yet Brewster, who in tandem with his now retired brother Paul has given magnificent service to the Erne county, managed to help seal his team's appearance in the Parnell Park showdown by sweeping over a crucial late point which sealed Down's fate at Newry last Sunday.
He may have endured frustration since the start of 2008 but the wily Brewster is now pushing for a place in the side.
And while he may have to exercise patience, nevertheless he can take comfort from manager Malachy O'Rourke's observation that "the door is always open."
O'Rourke took the plunge at the start of his county managerial career by giving a vote of confidence to a number of players with little or no experience of top-flight football and is delighted that they have repaid the faith shown in them.
"I can't have asked for any more from the lads. Now the big push is on to beat Wexford," says schoolteacher O'Rourke.