Having played just one game for Everton this season - a League Cup game back in August - Aiden McGeady badly needed to get out of Goodison Park during the January transfer window if he was to stand a chance of getting into Martin O'Neill's Euro 2016 squad.
He was linked with moves to Celtic and Sevilla. Eventually, it was Sheffield Wednesday who gave the Irish international the opportunity to play regular first-team football.
McGeady started his third game for the Championship side on Saturday - it was his seventh appearance in total.
He also got on the scoresheet for the first time.
Half an hour into the game, Barry Bannan gave McGeady the chance to open the scoring against Nottingham Forest. The 29-year-old obliged with a cool finish past Dorus De Vries.
The 3-0 win for Wednesday leaves them sixth in the Championship table, eight points off the automatic promotion places.