What a difference a goal makes.

Shefki Kuqi has shown evidence why Crystal Palace forked out £2.5million for his services, and if he continues this kind of form, it may end up being a good bit of business by the Eagles.

His finishing is still not at the clinical stage but at least he's getting into the positions where he can become a threat.

His partnership with Dougie Freedman is now the strongest Peter Taylor has at his disposal.

Freedman is the perfect foil for most strikers and his unselfishness in front of goal will hopefully give the Finn more opportunities to add to his three Palace goals scored this season.

James Scowcroft and Clinton Morrison did not worry the Wolves defence last Tuesday and the difference Freedman and Kuqi made was evidence of the danger the duo could expose at this level.

Despite this upturn in fortunes in the attacking stakes, I still think a pacey striker is needed at Selhurst Park and if Peter Taylor can attract James Vaughan to the club, it will be a positive step by the Eagles.

His speed will give attacks another dimension and when chasing games he could be a useful tool to have.

Taylor is likely to face stiff completion in his bid to prize him away from Goodison Park, but with club-mate Iain Turner progressing well with the Eagles, he could already hold an advantage.