Since leaving Leeds United for Fulham in an £11 million move this summer, Ross McCormack cannot exactly have been said to have made a seamless transition.
At the same time, however, the Scot has been nowhere near an expensive flop. Certainly not compared to the likes of Mario Balotelli's start at Liverpool, or various other high-profile examples.
No, McCormack has had his moments since moving to London, often contributing heavily away from the goal-scoring department - a rare quality for a lot of modern strikers.
In the 3-3 draw against Rotherham United last night, that all-round effort showed from the 28-year-old - and he had a fine game indeed as he helped his side fight back from a goal down on three separate occasions.
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As Opta stats show, the former Leeds man scored once (albeit from the penalty spot) and registered one assist. McCormack also took 57 touches of the ball and made 11 successful final-third passes. That total is certainly impressive for a striker, as it is usually attacking midfielders that reach double-digits in that department.
His most impressive areas, though, were his crossing - he landed three accurate balls into the box - and, above all, McCormack's chance creation.
Last night, the Fulham forward created no less than six chances. That was the second-highest total of any Championship player on the night - while the man that made more, David Cotterill, was not fortunate enough to assist a goal.
This, then, was an all-round performance for the ex-Leeds striker. He chipped in with a spot-kick when it came to goalscoring but also did so much more. It's safe to say the Cottagers would not have been able to earn a point against the Millers without him.