Kevin Bond has heaped praise on Peter Crouch after an impressive week for the big striker.
He came off the bench against Sunderland last Tuesday to set-up another goal for Rafael van der Vaart - the fifth time ‘Crouchy' had turned provider for the Dutch star.
However, his lack of a goal in the Premier League was a talking point in the media before Saturday's clash against Blackburn, where he hit the target with the third goal in a 4-2 win.
He then scored with his first touch after coming on as a late substitute in England's 2-1 friendly defeat against France at Wembley on Wednesday night.
That took his international tally to 22 goals in 42 caps.
Peter has six goals to his name for us this season after his strike against Rovers having scored five in our Champions League campaign so far, including a goal last time out against Inter Milan.
"Peter's contribution to the team week in, week out has been fantastic," said assistant boss Kevin.
"He's made a number of goals for Rafa, he always gives 100 per cent and his stats are always fantastic but he's a striker and he needs goals, so it was great for him to get one against Blackburn on Saturday.
"His goalscoring record is fantastic, he's just had a difficult start in the league this season.
"He's a great, all-round professional, level-headed and so low maintenance it's unbelievable. He's fully focused, a great lad and a pleasure to work with."