We knew all about JJ's energy before he came here and the great qualities in his game, but we said as someone who can break from midfield that he needed to get into the box more often and score goals.
They are two things he has delivered for us. We would have loved him to have scored his chance up at Newcastle which, for me, would have been one of the runs and goals of the season had he succeeded.
He has scored seven goals for us from midfield and he is one we are excited by the prospect of in seasons to come. He is still at a young age and he can get better and better.
Certainly Edgar has given us something that Martin was probably more aware of than I was. I knew the player and his qualities, but until you see him first hand you don't know the whole package.
He is always the last one off the training pitch and, from that aspect, he is an inspiration to the young professionals who have seen the work he is prepared to put in after training. He has been good with the young players, in particular Wayne Routledge, Jamie O'Hara, Kieran McKenna and Aaron Lennon.
From a playing perspective, he did very well for us until picking up an injury that saw his form dip a little bit. He then came strong again and, in a side like we have, we miss someone like him when he is not playing. He has a presence about him on the football pitch and always has a big influence.
Chris Hughton offers his end of season views on the performances and progress of the first team squad...