But it also gives David Moyes an opportunity to try something different.
We haven't won many matches using one player operating behind a lone striker, so why not try two up top?
David has suggested that he may try Steven Pienaar or Leon Osman in the role that Tim Cahill performs so effectively.
Both could do a decent job there, I'm sure.
But why not give two strikers a chance to shine while Tim is away at the Asia Cup?
Whether it's Louis Saha and Yakubu, or Yakubu and Jermaine Beckford makes no difference.
To get to the 20 match mark of the season with just four wins to our name simply isn't good enough.
We've drawn an awful lot of matches and the reason for that is obvious, we haven't scored enough goals.