Hibernian head coach Jack Ross was delighted to get new signing Stephane Omeonga back into the fray.
The midfielder came on at half-time as Hibs turned around a deficit to beat Hamilton 2-1 on Wednesday night.
Omeonga had ended an unhappy loan spell at Cercle Brugge to return to Hibs on a temporary deal from Genoa.
"It's the challenging part of the January window because quite often you are recruiting players that are available because they haven't played a lot and aren't featuring at their club," Ross told Hibs TV.
"He has not played a huge amount of football, only a couple of first-team games and even beyond that not a lot of reserve football as well. And at the moment we are not doing a huge amount of training because of the number of games we have got.
"So trying to get him a little bit of second string and getting him up to speed is challenging, but that will have done him the world of good.
"He has got a naturally good fitness level anyway, but getting back out on the pitch and experiencing that for 45 minutes will be really beneficial."