Former Sunderland midfielder Alex Rae paid tribute to Notts County striker Lee Hughes after his goal ultimately dumped the Black Cats out of the FA Cup.
The 34-year-old's sixth strike in seven games 15 minutes from time put the visitors into a 2-0 lead which the Barclays Premier League side were unable to erase in a late fightback.
County assistant boss Rae said: "He's an absolute handful. He has scored six goals in seven games, so he has still got a lot to offer.
"But it is not just that, his physical presence helps us a lot as well. He gets a lot of flick-ons and he is a handful."