Even his Fulham boss reckoned Adam Taggart was a miserable so-and-so last season.
That said, the Australian World Cup player had reason to be.
Hampered by a host of injuries almost from the day he joined Whites from his country’s J-League (check out goals on video), it looked as if Taggart was on the road to recovery several times only to fall at the last fence before getting back on a pitch.
Kit Symons admits he needs a fourth forward to go with Matt Smith, Ross McCormack and Cauley Woodrow – and the door is open for a man who featured in the last three pre-season friendlies.
“Tags had a stinking last season,” Symons said. “He never got going and he often walked around the training ground with a face as long as a fiddle.
“But he’s worked very hard pre-season; he’s bright, aggressive. He has an opportunity and we’ll see whether he takes it.”
Taggart didn't feature in Saturday's 1-0 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt in Austria, but did his chances no harm in the game before when he scored in the 2-2 draw with Hertha BSC on Wednesday.