Burnley boss Sean Dyche has praised Joe Hart for rising to the challenge of once again establishing himself as a first-choice goalkeeper in the Premier League.
The former England No 1 joined the Clarets in the summer following 12 years at Manchester City, the final two of which were spent out on loan.
Hart spent a year in Serie A with Torino before a frustrating spell at West Ham United last season, which led to him losing his place in the England squad for the World Cup.
However, the 31-year-old has bounced back at Burnley this campaign, playing in all of their Premier League matches to date, and was named man of the match in their 2-1 win against Cardiff City on Sunday.
"When I spoke to him coming in he was free to play," Dyche told Sky Sports.
"He had a start with the injuries [to Nick Pope and Tom Heaton] but I told him there was a big demand here with the group of goalkeepers we've got. He's risen to that, but then he's a quality goalkeeper.
"Joe needed a base again, he's been on loan and it's a different challenge. The one thing he didn't come for was the money, 100 per cent.
"He wanted to play and test himself, he knew it wouldn't be a walk in the park. He's taken on that challenge and enjoyed it."