Is Peter Lovenkrands the answer to Toon's striker search?
In a season in which Newcastle United fans seem to be getting what they need rather than what they want - Peter Lovenkrands kept up the trend against Plymouth Argyle.
Many feel that the signing of Jermaine Beckford would all but secure promotion at St James' Park with the current Toon side - for all their good results this season - still lacking a predatory striker.
But while Leeds drag their feet over Beckford and Simon Grayson tries to run down the clock in the transfer window, Lovenkrands became the first striker at United this year to try to make the most of the situation.
Call it a stunning hat-trick, call it a lesson in lethal finishing or call it the end product of some decent service for a change - call it what you want, it dismissed Plymouth's FA Cup hopes and the Toon Army could clearly do with a bit more of it.
To be fair to Lovenkrands, he's yet to have a run in the team at Newcastle that has not been interrupted by either injury, private issues with his family or the painful period of transition on Tyneside that left his whole career in limbo during the summer.
Back then having received a letter from United claiming he was no longer needed and then signing on September 1 when Newcastle could not find anybody as good as him to replace him, it's no wonder that Lovenkrands wasn't firing on all cylinders.
But after taking his tally to five for the season with his breathtaking hat-trick, perhaps 2010 is the year that Lovenkrands can recapture some of the stunning form he displayed at Rangers, albeit at Championship level.