David Pleat considered Jermain Defoe looked international class against Blackburn on Saturday.
The 21-year-old striker, of course, netted the decisive goal on the day - while proving a continual threat to the Rovers rearguard. The acting boss feels that going a goal ahead and drawing the opposition out is a big assist for the front players.
"Defoe looked sharp, I thought he looked potential international class out there - he was very bright," reflected David after the game.
"Us going ahead bought Blackburn onto us a little bit and I thought that helped Defoe and Keane. They are both very bright and quick at their best - no question about that.
"Defoe is still very young and he will get better and better."
Meanwhile, David was happy with the overall display of the team in recording a very much welcome win after a difficult period.
"I was pleased with the performance of the team, I thought thay did well, moved the ball quite well and we were quick - I think we were the much quicker team.
"Football is about confidence, we scored that good goal and I think we might have scored more goals. Going forward we looked energetic and vibrant at times.
"I thought we deserved to win the game, Kasey made one wonderful save but we were close to scoring on several occasions. When we got the ball we looked after it much better on this occasion.
"The players earned the support of the fans and they were given it."