Newcastle United haven’t made a bad start to their 2019/20 campaign, securing four points from their first four fixtures.
Steve Bruce knows he has lots of work to do to win over the supporters but it’s a case of so far so good at the moment.
The international break has seen some members of his squad head out to play a couple of matches for their national team and that might bode well in some cases.
One man who will return full of confidence is forward Miguel Almiron.
The Paraguayan signed for the Magpies from Atlanta United for £20 million in January (BBC Sport) and has been busy getting up to speed.
Last night he netted his first goal for his country during a 4-2 win over Jordan and it delighted the Newcastle faithful.
Having signed from a team in the MLS there was always going to be a settling in period for Almiron.
Last season he did reasonably well, but this season will be the one where supporters will hope he can make a real impact on the team.
Here is a selection of Tweets following a first international goal for Almiron:
Great for the lad to get on the score sheet, will do a world of good for his confidence. Just hope he didn't get clattered too hard, can't afford to have him out injured
— Koba007 (@Koba0072) September 10, 2019
Feels weird watching him putting the ball in the back of the net . Strange times
— seany baycroft (@seanybaycroft21) September 10, 2019
— yohendra nadarajan (@yoester83) September 11, 2019
Wish we could get him that far forward
— Carl flannagan (@carlflan88) September 10, 2019
A well timed confidence boost 👍
— bigrobnufc (@bigrobnufc) September 10, 2019
Certainly needed a goal!
— The Geordie Boot Boy (@BootGeordie) September 10, 2019
— Michael⚫️⚪️ (@MichaeINUFC) September 10, 2019