Kenwyne Jones looks set to return to the Cardiff team at Leeds on Tuesday after suffering injury on international duty. Here we look at why that's such good news.
Kenwyne Jones is back in training and could return to Cardiff City action at Leeds on Tuesday.
His absence has coincided with an October goal drought, which continued during Monday night's dour 0-0 draw against Bristol City.
With November on the horizon, Russell Slade will hope the return of last season's top scorer can spark his attack back to life and the stats certainly show they perform better with him in the team.
Kenwyne Jones' season so far
In July Jones played four games for Trinidad and Tobago at the Concacaf Gold Cup in the USA.
He scored against Mexico and Panama as the Soca Warriors ended the tournament unbeaten, with two wins and two draws.
But his heavy summer workload meant Jones missed Cardiff's pre-season and the season opener against Fulham.
Here's his record since...
Aug 11 – Wimbledon (H) Won 1-0 (Came off the bench with 20 minutes to play)
Aug 15 – QPR (A) Drew 2-2 (Came off the bench for the last half hour as Cardiff came back from 2-0 down)
Aug 18 – Blackburn (A) Drew 1-1 (Came off the bench for the last half hour)
Aug 22 – Wolves (H) Won 2-0 (Played the first hour and scored the opening goal)
Aug 29 – Forest (A) Won 2-1 (Played the first 70 minutes and scored the opening goal)
Sep 12 – Huddersfield (H) Won 2-0 (Played the first 60 minutes)
Sep 15 – Hull (H) Lost 2-0 (Played the full 90 minutes)
Sep 19 – Rotherham (A) Lost 2-1 (Played the last 14 minutes off the bench)
Sep 20 – Charlton (H) Won 2-1 (Played the first 68 minutes)
Oct 3 – Brighton (A) Drew 1-1 (Played the first 63 minutes)
Stat: In the 10 games Jones has been involved in, Cardiff have scored 14 goals, an average of 1.4 per game.
Cardiff's Record with him
Played 10 - Won 5 - Drawn 3 - Lost 2
Stat: In the 10 games Jones has played, Cardiff have picked up 15 points, at an average of 1.5 per game.
Where has Jones gone?
Jones came back from the October international break injured, having left in top form.
He continued his form on international duty as he played and scored in the 2-1 friendly win against Panama, in Panama City on October 9
But he was being carried off 73 minutes into the 0-0 draw with Nicaragua in Port of Spain five days later.
He only returned to Cardiff this week, after taking some recovery time in Trinidad and while he's been away, the Bluebirds have only scored one goal, in the dying seconds against Middlesbrough.
The games Jones didn't play
Aug 8 - Fulham (H) Drew 1-1
Aug 25 - MK Dons (A) Lost 1-2
Oct 17 - Preston (A) Drew 0-0
Oct 20 - Boro (A) Won 1-0
Oct 26 - Bristol City (H) Drew 0-0
Stat: In the five games Jones has missed completely, Cardiff have only scored three goals, at an average of 0.6 goals per game.
Cardiff's record without him
Played 5 - Won 1 - Drawn 3 - Lost 1
Stat: In the five games Jones has missed, Cardiff have picked up six points, at an average of 1.2 points per game.
Jones' Personal Record
After looking at the details of how the team perform when he's involved, we can take a look at his personal contribution in those 10 games.
He's only scored two goals so far this season, which is certainly disappointing and he's yet to come up with an assist.
But he's created five chances and his presence poses a constant threat to defenders.
The Joe Mason effect
There have also been suggestions that top scorer Joe Mason plays better and is a more potent threat when Jones is alongside him.
In this week's live Cardiff City debate, Nathan Blake said: "Look at Joe Mason's goals and see who was his partner when he scored.
"When Kenwyne came into the fray, Mason started scoring."
So let's look in more detail...
Mason has scored five goals, three of them when Jones has been on the field, at Forest, Brighton and Charlton, one while Jones was sat on the bench at Blackburn and the other after Jones had gone off against Huddersfield.
But what is significant was Mason scored the last two times they played together, against Charlton and Brighton, evidence perhaps that a potent partnership was developing between the pair.
Stat: Joe Mason has failed to score in every game Kenwyne Jones has missed.
Jones v Revell
The man who has partnered Mason in October is Alex Revell and Nathan Blake, who played as a striker in two Championship promotion winning teams, for Bolton and Wolves, insists the former Rotherham man doesn't have the same impact as Jones.
But with Eoin Doyle and Adam Le Fondre out on loan and Federico Macheda and Idriss Saadi injured, Revell is Slade's only option when Jones is missing.
Blake said: "You've got to find a solution if Kenwyne isn't playing.
"I feel a bit for Alex Revell but I don't think his level of quality is good enough to score or assist in goals.
"He's a Trojan, he'll work and work but he's not going to turn a defender or go running down the wing.
"If your aim is to get to the Premier League, you need quality."
When you compare their stats you see that Jones has made a far bigger impact, in attack and defence.
As big strikers both are expected to win their headers and this is an area where Jones performs far better than Revell.
Revell has also failed to score this season and disappointingly, has even failed to register a shot on target.
One thing it's easy to forget when considering Jones' skillset is the defensive contribution he makes.
The giant striker, who was a target for Sheffield Wednesday and Columbus Crew in the summer, comes back to defend every set-piece and is very effective in winning the ball and clearing it.
In this area, his contribution far outweighs that of Revell.
Revell has featured in all three of the matches Cardiff have played since Jones' recent injury, coming off the bench in the 0-0 draw at Preston, starting but being subbed off before the late winner against Boro and toiling for 82 minutes in the 0-0 draw against Bristol City.
In that time, he hasn't registered a single shot on target, hasn't created an assist or a single chance of note.
This is why Jones' return to training is such good news to Bluebirds fans.