Chris Hughton suspects that Everton have made a shrewd move in the transfer market with the purchase of Scottish international winger James McFadden - who is likely to feature against us at the Lane on Saturday.
McFadden was a deadline day capture from Motherwell and his progress was reportedly monitored by numerous clubs as he began to catch the eye north of the border.
It was Blues boss David Moyes who stepped in first for the services of a player he has since compared with Rangers great Davie Cooper and McFadden has since attracted rave reviews for his three Premiership performances.
"He has been around for a little while and most clubs know about him," said Chris of the 20-year-old. He played in a few positions in Scotland and I have seen him play in two or three positions.
"There was the opportunity for someone to take a chance on him and give him the opportunity to play. Everton have done it and have got a player of ability.
"I have seen him play for Scotland under-21s and he did very well," added Chris about the player who has now won four full caps. "He is the type of lad that, given a run in the side and a bit of confidence, can go on and be a very good player for them.
"He is an offensive player and David Moyes has likened him to Davie Cooper. For those of us who remember him, Cooper was a very exciting winger and the type of player who had the ability to go past players and had a wonderful left foot.
"If McFadden is in any way similar to him he will be a good player."