Wolverhampton manager Glenn Hoddle is marvelling in the unchained melody that is the sound of his main target man Carl Cort back in tune again.
Since being dropped by Hoddle for Wolves' match at Queens Park Rangers a fortnight ago, Cort has scored four goals in four games.
The 13-goal striker admits to having expected the axe after failing to score in four matches. Hoddle insists that he always hoped the shock of Cort losing his place might act as the jolt the striker needed.
Hoddle said: "I call it lifting the chains off them. There's always an anxiety with strikers, although they won't admit it.
"You can see it in training. But suddenly, with the chains off, they become different players again.
"Hopefully, it's something we won't need to do again with Carl.
"As a manager over the years, I've always done that. You identify a player that possibly needs to be taken out.
"Carl knew he was going to be coming back in. But he also knew that he'd have to be ready to come back in and take his chance when he got it.
"I said to Carl, 'You've got to trust me here.You'll be back in and you'll probably get your goal off the bench'."
Which Cort did, sure enough, as a late substitute at Loftus Road.
Now, after a grim collective team blank in between at home to Watford, Wolves, in two away matches, have plundered seven goals of which Cort and his strike partner Kenny Miller have got three apiece.
Hoddle also employed the same tactic when Miller first came in, leaving him out of the first team he picked (as had caretaker boss Stuart Gray for the previous three games), as well as leaving the sensitive Scot on the bench for Wolves' FA Cup match at Arsenal.
But Miller has responded, too, having scored 16 goals, his tally of 15 in the Championship being bettered by only QPR's Paul Furlong and Wigan Athletic's Nathan Ellington and Jason Roberts. Although Miller came off early at Gresty Road with a recurrence of a previous calf problem, the signs are that that Hoddle may have more to come from his £5 million plus strike partnership.
"They'replaying with a lot of confidence and scoring goals," added Hoddle, who admits his plan to give his two first-choice strikers a shock to their system would not have worked nearly so successfully had he not had a young striker of Leon Clarke's quality waiting in the wings.
"Sometimes, you haven't got that luxury," Hoddle said. "But when young Leon came in, he did very well.
"He's learning, he'll get even better and I just thought the time was right to give him some more experience. But I also knew, if he'd come in and scored, I'd have a nice problem on my hands."
Goalkeeper Michael Oakes has been outstanding in the last eight matches since his recall in place of injured Matt Murray.
But Hoddle maintains that Oakes' two-match omission was for entirely different reasons, saying: "Nine times out of ten, you pull a player out because they're not playing well. But when I left Oakes out it wasn't because of the way he was playing. I needed to have a look at Matt. I had not made any decision about the two keepers."