Billy Sharp has failed to live up to expectations at Leeds United so far.
Leeds United striker Billy Sharp can be their most important player between now and the end of the season.
The 29-year-old has endured a frustrating start to life at Elland Road, by his own admission, but he has the ability to turn things around.
Sharp scored in Leeds' last game against Huddersfield Town and this should be the goal that kick-starts his career at the Yorkshire club.
The former Southampton man was brought in last summer to provide the goals needed to fire Leeds to promotion, but things haven't worked out for him so far.
Sharp has had to sit on the substitutes' bench on regular occasions, but his passion and desire to succeed is starting to shine through now.
Sharp admitted that he rejected moves away from the club after being told he could leave and this may have been the motivation needed for him to find his top form.
The poacher now has a point to prove and, if he can start to reach his optimum performance levels, there is now doubt that he can show just how valuable a player he is at Championship level.
Sharp has already proven he is a deadly finisher throughout his career and Leeds will need all this prowess in front of goal if they are to climb up the table.
The Whites have improved in recent weeks, but they are still not entirely clear of relegation woes and Sharp can be the player to ensure their safety.
A clinical striker is often the difference between staying up and going down and an in-form Sharp is clearly capable of playing this part.
It will be up to Sharp to knuckle down, but his goal against Huddersfield should give him ample confidence, and if he can build on it he has all the ability to turn things around at Elland Road.