Billy Davies is confident Kris Boyd will score goals for Nottingham Forest if he gets the right service.
The striker is set to see out the 2010/11 campaign at the City Ground after joining on loan from Middlesbrough.
He has endured a frustrating time at The Riverside following a summer switch from Rangers, netting just six times in 29 appearances.
The Boro faithful were expecting big things when he arrived, with the SPL all-time scoring record broken during his time in his native Scotland.
Boyd has since admitted that moving to Teesside was a mistake, with neither party getting what they expected.
He is, however, hoping to reignite his career with promotion-chasing Forest and his new boss is convinced the 27-year-old has plenty to offer.
"You can see Kris' touch, you can see he has brains and there is no doubt he will score us goals," Davies told the Nottingham Evening Post.
"He has done it throughout his career. At the minute, he is just a week or two away from match sharpness.
"He had not played in a month and he is now having to hit the ground running.
"He is a very important player for where we are trying to get. You can see that, if we can get a better quality of cross into the box, he will score us goals."