Gary Madine has credited his time on loan at Coventry for his return to favour at Carlisle.
The 24-year-old forward penned an extended two-year contract at Brunton Park last week despite spending spells on loan with the Sky Blues and Chesterfield last season.
"Going to Coventry was a good experience because it made me realise what I could have if I worked hard," Madine told Carlisle's official website.
"I came back here determined to do well and that got me a few starts towards the end of last season.
"I felt that I was playing well, I got a few goals and I just want to kick on from there now.
"Starting games has made a big difference and I'd like to thank the gaffer (Greg Abbott) for giving me that chance."