Jack Grimmer went to England to chase a dream.
Now the former Aberdeen kid is ready to let it lead him back to Scotland.
Grimmer was an 18-year-old prospect at Pittodrie when Fulham snatched him from the Dons in 2012.
Seven years later, the Granite City-born defender is approaching the end of his contract at Coventry City, whom he helped to promotion last season.
Grimmer starred alongside newly-capped Scotland star Marc McNulty for the Sky Blues.
And after seeing his old team-mate achieve international recognition after returning to Scotland with Hibs, the former Don is weighing up his own move back home.
“It’s definitely food for thought,” said Grimmer.
“I’ve had talks with a few clubs in Scotland, actually.
“And when you see the pathway that Sparky (Marc McNulty) has taken, going to Hibs and getting international recognition, it looks attractive.
“You can’t get away from the fact that there are huge clubs in Scotland.
“The fan bases, the games you play in, the big crowds, you can’t overlook that. I am looking at it.
“But it’s the same for me as anyone else. You have to weigh up your options. Family and other things come into it as well.
“But it’s definitely something I’m looking at, given how well it has worked for Sparky.
“It crossed my mind the other day when I was thinking about moving back to Scotland that I’ve been in England for seven years now, which is crazy.
“But it would be nice to walk into a shop and hear a Scottish accent again, that’s for sure!”
Grimmer viewed Scotland’s shock thumping by Kazakhstan on Thursday with mounting horror.
But watching his pal, Marc McNulty, make his international bow, offered at least some consolation.
“I don’t think anybody foresaw the game going like that,” said Grimmer.
“But that’s football. Freak results happen. Fair play to Kazakhstan, I thought they did well.
“For Sparky, the positives are that he got on and won his cap.
“I know it’s probably not the way he would have pictured it, coming on at 3-0 down to make your international debut. But he’s got that cap forever now, which is brilliant.
“I was just hoping that he came on and nicked something, because that would have balanced the situation for him a wee bit.
“I hope he gets a chance against San Marino now and goes and gets a goal.”
Grimmer was a key man in Coventry’s promotion charge last season, and netted in the play-off final at Wembley to cap it all off.
This year, however, he has found game-time hard to come by, and he is resigned to leaving the Sky Blues.
“Last season was a dream,” he admitted. “But the difference between that and this season has been like night and day.
“It’s something that I’ve had to deal with and I’ve tried to just keep my head down and work hard.
“But I can’t wait for next season, so I can get a fresh start and hit the ground running.”