Sunderland goalkeeper Craig Gordon believes the form of Kenwyne Jones has done much to keep the Black Cats out of the drop-zone this term.
Successive victories against West Ham United and Fulham have virtually banished any lingering relegation fears for Roy Keane's side, to Gordon's relief.
He said of Jones, who has scored seven goals for the Wearsiders since moving to the north-east from Southampton last August: "Kenwyne's a big player for us in every sense of the word.
"There's been quite a few games this season where he's been the one who's really made it work for us.
"He can do a little bit of everything. He can hold it up well, he can pick a pass and he can score goals with his head. He's also good with his feet for a big lad.
"So he really is quite a complete player and I think he was a great signing for us. I'm sure he'll have a big say for us in terms of how we do in the immediate future.
"It's true that you can see the similarities between him and Didier Drogba but he's still very young and has time on his side.
"I don't think there's any reason why he can't develop into a top, top player and a regular goalscorer at this level."