Newcastle United: The best team in the Championship
With 20 games to go it seems that, despite a couple of key injuries,Newcastle United are equipped to complete the task of making an instant return to the Premier League.
Chris Hughton is not everybody's cup of tea but has somehow worked within the system he's found himself in and delivered so far.
The diplomatic figure of Hughton will have a bigger problem if Newcastle do win promotion, but surely that is a problem that everybody wants to happen come the end of the season?
In signing Danny Simpson, Wayne Routledge and Mike Williamson he has captured three players who are yet to prove themselves over a long period of time in the top flight, but certainly all three have promise.
Nobody knows whether they will be a success in the Premier League if they are given the chance to prove it with Routledge the most experienced of the trio when it comes to first class experience.
That's for the future and with loan signings such as Patrick van Aanholt and Fitz Hall now on board to bolster the squad in the absence of Steven Taylor and Jose Enrique it should be the right short-term measure.
The long term future of Newcastle still has a lot of question marks over it.
But in terms of winning promotion, you wouldn't bet against Hughton finishing the job he started on July 1 when the Toon players returned for training.