As Watford fc filed out against Brighton in the English Premer League this weekend, one name was readily missing from their match day squad - that of Super Eagles winger Isaac Success.
The future of the 24 year old former youth International remains uncertain as it is clear that he is no longer in the coach's plans.
During the recently closed January transfer window, interests from several clubs including Anderlecht, Cardiff City and Huddersfield Town did not materialise into anything meaningful despite Watford's willingness for him to go out on loan.
Although he has been frozen out the the senior team, Success continues to feature for the club's Under-23 team.
After one of their games recently, he said:"I have been training really hard, waiting for my chances.
Hopefully now I can get more minutes. The gaffer understands my situation and he's just trying to look after the players and make sure they are ready when their chances come.
I was happy to be part of the Under-23 game. It was a good game, good having 90 minutes and I enjoyed it.
The attitude was good from everyone, I improved my fitness levels and I enjoyed myself. It was good to express myself. It was important to keep the same attitude as if it was a first-team game."
Success has made just six appearances for the Hornets this season, four of which have been as a substitute within the final 20 minutes of matches, and he is desperate to play more.
Unlike Kelechi Iheanacho who has gone from being a bench-warmer to becoming a highly reputable player in Leicester City, Isaac Success' prospects in Watford appears very bleak!
From all indications, he will continue to play in their Under-23s until another club continues to rescue him from this nightmare.
Isaac Success needs to retrace his own steps. A once promising footballer, he is now a shadow of his former self football-wise.
But he still has the talent, he just needs to figure out where things went wrong and then work his way back to where he belongs.