Paddy Madden, on loan from Carlisle United at fellow league rivals Yeovil Town, has enjoyed a purple patch since his stay in Somerset.
With five goals in five games, he is one of League One's form strikers since moving South.
His one month loan to the Glovers, who's upturn in form is due largely to the Irish frontman, has coincided with the Cumbrians worrying slide down the table.
With Carlisle desperate for goals and Madden showing he has some in his locker, everyone thought it would be a no brainer for him to return to Brunton Park at the end of his loan spell: which was set to finish last Sunday.
However, against all the odds, Gary Johnson has managed to retain his services until the New Year, and if he keeps this form up, he could well be an early Christmas present for the Somerset side.