Cambridge United's new signing Barry Corr is becoming a key figure for the U's, says manager Richard Money.
The 30-year-old striker, who signed for Cambridge in June from Southend, has scored five goals in three league games this season.
"He's very quickly become a bit of a talisman and leader for us," Money told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.
"The fact he scored five goals in three games is a statistic that neither of us could have hoped for."
Cambridge came back from a goal down to beat AFC Wimbledon on Tuesday, with Corr's latest goal completing the comeback.
"To win it in the way that we did was important," said Money. "We should be able to take some momentum from it, but it was only 90 minutes and three points.
"The goals came at just the right time for us. I couldn't see Wimbledon competing at that intensity for another 45 minutes at this stage of the season."
The U's host 19th-placed Crawley Town on Saturday - and Money was full of sympathy for the Red Devils' tough opening fixtures.
"They've already played three teams you'd maybe put in the top seven," said Money. "They've played probably the best team in the league in Portsmouth and picked up a really good draw as well.
"They're a very organised group, they've got some pace up front, and they will be difficult to play against."