Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Mick McCarthy has given his undivided support to striker Andy Keogh who was booed by sections of his own fans in the club's last outing at Molineux.
The boss was left seething by the behaviour of supporters who were calling for the striker to be replaced with crowd-favourite Freddy Eastwood, as frequently happens.
McCarthy said the chants aimed at Keogh were a "direct insult" to the player, who answered his critics in the best possible manner by scoring his ninth and tenth goals of the season against Queens Park Rangers last Saturday.
He equalised twice  his second coming deep into injury time  to keep Wolves' challenge for a play-off place going.
The Irishman's goals clearly had the desired effect and his detractors ended the game singing his name for the right reasons.
Another player who is doing his best to silence his doubters is George Elokobi, the powerful left-back who signed for the club from Colchester United in January, who is slowly but surely becoming a fixture at Molineux.
The Cameroon defender has recently shown glimpses of the potential that attracted the interest of a few clubs in the transfer window and he believes that if Wolves show the same strength of character as they did against Queens Park Rangers then it will stand them in good stead.
He said: "First and foremost I am a defender, that is why I am here but if I can get into a forward position to cross the ball then that is fantastic.
"It was always going to take time for me to gel with the other players in the squad but I think I am getting there.
"I am still learning so I am going to make mistakes but I just have to make sure I eradicate those and improve.
"The way we got that third equaliser on Saturday says a lot about the character we have at the club at the moment. And the fans got right behind as well, which was brilliant."