Newcastle head coach John Carver is convinced Remy Cabella is the right man to spur his side towards a top 10 finish in the Premier League.
The French midfielder opened his Magpies account with the first goal in their 3-0 win at Hull on Saturday in Carver's first game in permanent charge.
Second half strikes from Sammy Ameobi and Yoan Gouffran sealed a win for the visitors and left Steve Bruce's Tigers facing a desperate battle to beat the drop.
Carver said: "Remy's individual performance was great and we all know how important it is to get your first goal in the Premier League.
"I told him he has the ability to start producing something and I'm so pleased he has chipped in because he makes that a regular occurrence on the training ground.
The result leaves Steve Bruce's men rooted in the bottom three and with the small matter of a trip to Manchester City to come next Saturday.
Bruce could well be able to call on new signings Aaron Lennon and Dame N'Doye for the trip to the Etihad Stadium after confirming fees have been agreed with their clubs.