Everton new boy Louis Saha won praise from manager David Moyes after an impressive first outing for the club in the 2-2 draw at Hull City.
The 30-year-old France international came on as a half-time replacement at the KC Stadium, despite being short of full fitness after a number of injury problems during his time with Manchester United.
Moyes told the club's official website: "Louis made a big difference to how we played when he came on. I was glad to get him out there.
"I don't think it was a gamble to play him. If I'd started with him, he'd have been happy, but I felt the best way was to bring him along slowly.
"He's not had many games, so we're gambling in that he hasn't played any reserve games and just been training for two weeks.
"I said when we signed him that if I could get him fit for half the games this season, then he could win us some points and that's what I'm hoping for.
"He's gone about his work well, quietly and there's no doubt there's a very, very talented footballer there and everybody I've spoken to has told me that.
"There were signs during the second half that he can give us that and, if he can, then it will be great for us."