Burton Albion boss Nigel Clough has been encouraged by what he saw from Brewers new-boy Joe Mason on Saturday and says it is 'wonderful' that the Wolverhampton Wanderers striker has opted to join the Brewers.
Mason introduced himself the only way a striker knows how, with a classic centre-forward poacher's goal just 30 seconds into his Brewers debut in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday.
The 26-year-old former Cardiff City man has bags of experience having made over 150 appearances - and won a Championship winners medal during his time with the Bluebirds - at Championship level, but currently finds himself out of favour at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
A casualty of parent club Wolves' success this season, not to mention their shattering of the Championship transfer record of an eye-watering £16 million for the capture of Porto midfielder Ruben Neves, Mason has had to look elsewhere for regular game-time.
And fortunately for the former Plymouth Argyle trainee, he has looked no further than a club that is garnering a reputation for itself as a place for loan players to come and get regular football - and for strikers to score goals.
Albion boss Nigel Clough has said as much during his various pitches for temporary players to come and join the Brewers - but the proof is in the pudding when looking at those loan signings who have made such a success of themselves when playing in front of the Pirelli Stadium crowd.
The likes of John Brayford, Michael Kightly, Cauley Woodrow, Lasse Vigen Christensen, and Luke Murphy all picked up their form during their spells at the Pirelli - and each of them had a hand in ensuring the Brewers' historic Championship survival was secured.
Cauley Woodrow is the standout name on that list - a player who Albion went back for but couldn't secure the deal and he subsequently went on loan to Bristol City.
His form propelled him into the squad for England's under-21 European Championships side and convinced Fulham to extend his contract by another year.
The same can be said for Sean Scannell - whose career at Huddersfield Town has stalled after his side's unlikely promotion to the Premier League - who joined the Brewers from the Terriers earlier this month.
Huddersfield boss David Wagner will surely be keeping a close eye on his winger's progress at the Brewers, and Scannell will be hoping to impress.
Mason will no doubt be hoping for a similar effect on his Wolves career - and with his loan spell up on January 2 - he will be hoping to make enough of an impact to force his way into new Molineux boss Nuno Santo's side.
Either way, if Mason carries on his goal-scoring form into the next few months, it's certainly going to benefit both sides - as Nigel Clough has pointed out, the Brewers can't complain when a £2 million striker wants to join them for no - or little - fee.
That point is stressed even more after the season-ending injury to Liam Boyce in pre-season made it imperative to get a striker through the Pirelli doors - and the Brewers have that in Mason, a player with a point to prove.
"Don't forget, he's a £2-million striker," Clough said of Mason post-match, eager to make it clear that the player they had on their hands cost four-times as much as their record-outlay.
"It happens, Wolves change managers and players sort of drift a little bit.
"It's wonderful (Mason wants to join) it's like Scannell and Luke Murphy - who was as good as anybody - when they say 'I want to come and play football', Joe wants to come and play so we'll have him.
"Once you lose Liam Boyce the week before the season, we can't replace him and go and spend another half a million/million quid.
"We just have to be patient, bide our time, see who we can get - we missed out on Cauley Woodrow - but we think Mason is as good as we can get."