Brentford allowing Jack Bonham to move to Carlisle on a six-month loan makes sense for all parties.
The goalkeeper was unlikely to feature for the Bees over the course of the next six months and, with Ellery Balcombe highly thought of, it would not be beneficial for the stopper to play in the B team.
Carlisle get a player with something to prove after a frustrating start to his professional career.
Bonham has only made eight senior appearances and a number of them have gone down as moments to forget for the 23-year-old. Indeed, it is his debut for Watford that is most memorable, coming on against Leeds on the final day of the season with the Premier League on the line.
However, there have been some mitigating factors in these games, be it team selection or circumstances.
The life of a number two goalkeeper is notoriously difficult and, while they may try and get mentally ready to play, the chances are is it will take a loss of form, injury or suspension to earn their spot in the side.
As a result, the goalkeeper can't be as mentally prepared to play, unlike an outfielder, who may be used in more circumstances.
How often do teams change their goalkeepers? The fact of the matter is it isn't very often. Brentford last used their substitute goalkeeper, who was Bonham, in 2013 as he replaced Marcello Trotta following David Button's red card.
Since that day, Bonham has had a century of games warming the bench without being called upon at all.
The other difficulty a number two has is when they do start a game it is normally behind a much changed team, which can cause its own problems.
Of the eight professional appearances Bonham has made, more than half of them have come in these scenarios.
GetWestLondon looks at his previous games and what the goalkeeper faced.
04/05/2013: Watford 1-2 Leeds United
You had to have sympathy for Bonham after his Watford debut came about in bizarre circumstances.
He arrived at Vicarage Road expecting to watch from the stands only to be summoned to the bench after Manuel Almnuia's injury.
Then, Jonathan Bond suffered a serious injury of his own forcing Bonham into action and an error gifted United a goal which cost the Hornets promotion.
It's often forgotten that Watford's main striker, Troy Deeney, was sent off in this game.
06/08/2013: Brentford 3-2 Dagenham & Redbridge
As far as memory serves, Bonham did little wrong in the 3-2 win. Uwe Rosler rang the changes to the side as the Bees, just, scraped past the Daggers into the second round of the League Cup.
27/08/2013: Derby 5-0 Brentford
The scoreline reflects badly on Bonham but Rosler made a host of changes to the side, while the Rams played a first team including Chris Martin and Will Hughes, who recently signed for Watford.
It was no surprise that the Bees were well beaten as the Championship play-off losers that season put them to the sword.
07/09/2013: Bradford 4-0 Brentford
Bonham entered the game midway through the first half after David Button's red card and he had a difficult 10-minute spell in the second half that led to the one-sided scoreline.
03/01/2015: Brentford 0-2 Brighton
For the first time in his career, Bonham started in what resembled a first choice back line at the time.
Bonham had a strong game before two late goals saw the Seagulls through and would have been on the winning side had Brentford not missed a host of good chances.
11/08/2015: Brentford 0-4 Oxford
For the first time in Brentford's history, they made 11 changes and the game turned out to be a nightmare for Bonham.
Yes, he made mistakes and admitted as much afterwards, but the overall performance from those in front of him was well below the required standard.
09/08/2016: Exeter 1-0 Brentford (AET)
Dean Smith rang the changes after the 2-1 defeat at Huddersfield on the opening day and the Bees had two inexperienced players in their back line in Tom Field and Jan Holldack.
Bonham didn't let himself down in this contest as the Bees' poor record in the League Cup continued.
17/04/2017: Barnsley 1-1 Brentford
Bonham's league debut came with a strong Bees' outfield in front of him and, in the eyes of many, he was man of the match as the west Londoners returned from Oakwell with a point.
To sum up, when Bonham has played in what can be considered normal circumstances, he has impressed. Now he has the chance to prove what he can do on a regular basis.