LUKE BECKETT is already pressing to be included among the best ever loan signings made by Town.
The 28-year-old from Sheffield United was unlucky to draw a blank on his Town debut over at Barnsley but has since bagged four goals in just two matches.
It's exactly the sort of impact manager Peter Jackson required and it's a shame his efforts have yielded no more than three points from the same number of matches.
Top of Town's loan list in recent years would have to be Leon Knight, who netted 17 goals for Lou Macari's side and scooped the Player of the Year award in 2001-02, after helping the club reach the play-offs (they lost to Brentford in the semi-finals, who went on to lose to Stoke in the final).
After Knight, who is now shaping a productive career for himself at Brighton in the Championship, goalkeeper Steve Harper would be a very close second in the loan stakes for his inspirational appearances during the Great Escape season in Jackson's first spell as manager with the club.
Duncan Shearer, too, with a hat trick in his first full game on loan from Chelsea, would be close to the top of the pile.
Even though he has been with the club only a short time, Beckett is already established as a fans' favourite and you can bet your bottom dollar that Neil Warnock, over at Bramall Lane, is taking plenty of notice of his stirring performances.
Family man Beckett is enjoying his stint at the Galpharm, he is revelling in playing alongside Andy Booth and Pawel Abbott and he's just praying that Town can start moving back up the table.
"I'm glad the goals are going in, obviously, but it's always better when you are winning games," said Beckett, who moved across from Stockport to Sheffield United earlier this season.
"It was disappointing last week to go 2-0 and 3-1 up and not to be able to kill the game off.
"The goal Walsall scored right on half time killed us, really, and put Walsall on the front foot.
"Apart from that, their fans would have booed them off, I'm sure of that, but it seems to be a trait in the games I've played that we are giving goals away.
"Realistically, Walsall have scored two wonder goals and a penalty, which was harsh, but we all have to look at ourselves and what we are doing.
"To score three goals away from home and not come away with anything is very disappointing - but the defenders can't take all the flak.
"We attack as a team and we defend as a team, so we've all got to look at ourselves and work to improve things."
Jackson has always been an admirer of Beckett and was delighted when Warnock allowed him to move from South to West Yorkshire.
The former Barnsley, Chester and Chesterfield player is, likewise, happy to be repaying Jackson's faith.
"It is going well, although last week's goals were really both tap-ins," he said, modestly, of his strikes on 11 and 33 minutes at the Bescot Stadium.
"Hopefully I can keep getting on the scoresheet and it's good that Boothy and Pav have both been scoring as well.
"I have played against Boothy before and he really does take a lot of pressure off your strikers, especially by the way he goes up for everything in the air.
"Before I came here, I knew of Pav only from seeing his name at the top of the scoring list and from his winning goal against Stockport on the opening day, but he's a really good player as well.
"I'm enjoying playing alongside both of them and the 4-3-3 system works well attacking wise.
"Perhaps defensively, it is leaving us a bit exposed, even though we do try to get across and cover their back four.
"If play breaks down, the ball can go wide quickly to their full-backs and that makes it hard work.
"Last week we were twice ahead and everyone has talked about the prospect of maybe bringing one of us off and putting on a defensive midfielder but, as I've said, we defend as a team and we all have to look at ourselves.
"The great thing is that we know we can score goals against anybody, and that includes Luton who are right at the top of the table.
"We certainly won't get our heads down. We will stay very positive and look forward to producing our best in the games coming up."