Glenn Hoddle praised Gary Doherty's patience and attitude after the Irish star got back on the goal trail against Sunderland.
Big Doc's header just before half-time put us 2-1 up on Saturday and provided the platform for a superb second half display.
It was his first goal for almost two years and a boost for the all-rounder who has admitted to feeling a bit down of late.
Boss Glenn said: "Doc's had to be patient and he's still learning the game, people have got to realise that.
"He does well for us at centre half and well for us at centre forward.
"He picked up a goal and that will be invaluable. It will give him confidence.
"He wants to learn and has a great attitude in training. He's had to be patient, he knows that, but he might have an opportunity now to show us what he can do."