Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson believes Emile Sinclair is proving himself at Championship level.
The 23-year-old has started eight matches following his move from Macclesfield and scored his third goal in Saturday's defeat at Watford.
Ferguson told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "Sinclair looked a real threat up front and I'm glad he got a goal.
"He's been getting a little bit frustrated, but he's taken it ever so well with his weaker foot."
Sinclair started alongside Paul Taylor with Lee Tomlin serving the first game of his three match suspension.
Ferguson is likely to keep faith with his front pairing for Tuesday's trip to Southampton, though he may make changes in midfield.
Posh are the only side not to have kept a clean sheet in the Championship, and Ferguson has called on every player in his squad to take responsibility for defending.
"I think anyone who's seen our 14 matches so far would say Mark Little's played well, Craig Alcock's done well, the goalkeeper has done well and our central defenders have done well," he said.
"Our back five are playing ok, and that's not being critical of the rest of the team, but it's killing us at the moment."