Signed on a free, from Germany!
If anybody thought that bringing in Peter Lovenkrands was a risky move from a desperate Newcastle United during the transfer window - they may have been surprised to hear the Dane was given a standing ovation from the Smethwick End after the Toon Army chanted his name into the crisp winter air after beating the Baggies.
The former Rangers man was only handed a start because of injuries to Andy Carroll and Oba Martins but he's now given the Toon management team a tough selection headache for the next game against Everton.
OK, let's got get carried away Lovenkrands has scored one goal and had one good game but at hard times like this, it at least gives Toon fans something to clutch on to.
Another great feature of the 3-2 win against West Brom was the fact that the whole team showing their appreciation at the end of the game unlike recent scenes at the end of games which resulted in players heading straight for the tunnel.
Players are coming back together at the moment and it's was there for all to see.
Certainly there has been no reaction from Sebastien Bassong after his pal was shipped off to Wigan while Damien Duff showed no effects after the exit of his big mate Shay Given.
This season observers close to the United squad will testify that there have been several unhealthy cliques in the dressing room.
But with new boys like Ryan Taylor and Kevin Nolan putting in performances that make them look like established fixtures in the side as well as Lovenkrands, it's looking good.
Steven Taylor seems as bright and bubbly as ever while Steve Harper knows this is his chance now.
Thankfully the only ones who matter are starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel.
Whether they make it to the end of the tunnel in time though still remains to be seen.
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