When Northern Ireland qualified for the Euro 2016 Finals, one of our most inspirational performers was Kyle Lafferty.
After that, things didn't go as well for Kyle but, more often than not, Michael O'Neill kept him in the squad.
It is going to be interesting to see what happens with Kyle now that Ian Baraclough has taken over as boss.
Obviously Laffs, who is 33 in September, needs to be playing at club level.
People will know I like Kyle, but I have to be honest and say I really don't know where he goes from here.
Football was stopped just as he was getting up and running at Sunderland.
He got two goals in a game and I was hoping he would kick on, but then the coronavirus pandemic hit. Now, with the League One season over, he has left Sunderland and is a free agent.
When I look at some of the stuff being talked about in League One and League Two in England, it worries me. There are suggestions about having 20-man squads with salary caps and more young players.
I would be fearful that chairmen and owners wouldn't want someone like Laffs as they will be looking for youngsters as so much in football now is about investment and bringing kids in and selling them on to a higher level like the Championship or Premier League.
I could see Laffs going somewhere completely random. There has been talk about India. I had an offer to go there and I know others who have been in the same boat.
Aaron Hughes went and had a great time and it is something Laffs would do and be open to. He has shown before that he is not frightened to go abroad and play, which I think is a good thing. Having that attitude might open more doors for him than in England.
I still look at it from a Northern Ireland perspective and it is sad to think that Kyle may not get another chance in English football. I also still believe a fit, scoring and happy Kyle Lafferty would be great for us.
With Kyle not having a club at present, our striker situation is pretty bleak with Liam Boyce and Conor Washington not playing with Hearts and not likely to for some months.
Right now, Josh Magennis is our No.1 striker.
Thankfully the big man is playing and scoring for Hull and nicks important goals at international level.
He will be a player Baraclough will be keeping an eye on in the closing weeks of the Championship season.
Ian is a clever man. He doesn't have a massive ego, he is a good person and I know he will do everything he can for the players moving forward without changing too much from Michael's time.
To make the transition as smooth as possible, what I want our players to do for him ahead of the two Nations League games in September and the huge Euro 2020 Play-Off Semi-Final in Bosnia in October is to get game time.
The players need to take responsibility for themselves to be in their first teams.
This lay-off hasn't been easy for anyone because modern day footballers aren't normally off for three months, but we need to be as match-fit and as sharp as possible.
I want to see our English Premier League players - Jonny Evans, Craig Cathcart and Jamal Lewis - all playing regularly in the top flight and I want to see Steven Davis being the main man at Rangers when the Scottish season begins.
The players will know when they turn up that everything will be there for them, as it was before, and I am sure Ian will be in contact with them between now and the games.
They must make absolutely sure that they are 100% ready when the internationals come around.