Fulham fans finally got a second look at striker Matt Smith after he came off the bench against Watford.
Smith signed from Leeds United on transfer deadline day in September, but had a disastrous start, sent off on his debut for the club.
He did not earn another chance and was loaned out to League One side Bristol City.
This was an opportunity he seized, not only starring against Premier League side West Ham in the FA Cup in January, but scoring a total of 13 goals for the Robins.
His loan spell ended at the close of February, and he was named on the bench for Fulham in their Championship clash with Watford on Tuesday night.
Fulham lost the game 1-0, but Smith's 15 minute cameo caught the eye. He won six aerial duels, creating one chance and having one effort at goal. It was a small snapshot of his qualities, but illustrated the different option he poses and can add to Kit Symons' side.
The manager may need him, with the club currently sitting in 20th place, while his return in time to play former club Leeds at Craven Cottage on March 18th is a date for the striker's diary.
Here is a look at how fans reacted on Twitter to his performance...
Matt Smith was unreal when he came on if we are gonna go long ball he has to be in the side #ffc— AidanFulham (@AidanFulham) March 4, 2015
Even though Matt Smith isn't the answer we actually really improved with him playing should of started though #ffc— Tim (@timmygodden) March 3, 2015
Impressed by Matt Smith. Won every ariel duel. However he needs wingers who can deliver crosses, + a nippy 2nd striker 2 play off him #ffc— Josephus (@Shupsa) March 3, 2015