Kenwyne Jones is delighted to be repaying Stoke City's faith in his services by consistently finding the back of the net.
The Potters paid a club record transfer fee to lure the Trinidad & Tobago international to the Britannia Stadium from Sunderland in August.
Jones has been in fine form of late with four goals from four appearances, including scoring their leveller in Sunday's 2-1 win at Newcastle.
The 25-year-old knew the pressure was on to perform and he believes he has answered critics by letting his football do the talking.
"I can't tell how this run will go, but I'm enjoying it. Hopefully it will continue," he told The Sentinel.
"I came to a new club and had a bit of pressure on me from the price tag, but hopefully I'm paying that off now.
"The main thing is we got the points. Saturday's results put us back in the bottom three, so we really needed these points more than ever before.
"Being down there can play on your mind, so we needed this victory. We were fortunate for our second goal, but we'll take that."
Sunday's only negative was the loss of influential striker Ricardo Fuller in the second half with a shoulder injury.
The Jamaican hit-man has proved a key player off the bench this term and Jones is hoping he does not require a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
"He hurt his other shoulder in pre-season and now he's injured the right one," he continued. "I just hope he's back to playing football soon.
"It's frustrating for any player, especially if you have to have surgery and then be out for a while.
"I just hope he's not out for too long and can soon be back doing what he loves."