Over the past three games, Uche Ikpeazu has made a positive impact at Hearts.
After failing to score in his opening seven games, he finally netted his first goal of the season against Motherwell.
The powerhouse then followed that up with a brilliant display at Easter Road, scoring the equaliser as the Jambos beat rivals Hibs 2-1.
Now in his latest showing against Aberdeen, he turned in another brilliant performance that displayed what he can do on top form.
Ikpeazu has attributes Hearts can use effectively
Some Hearts fans have been frustrated with Ikpeazu. He clearly has great physical attributes, but has been unable to hit the net regularly or utilise his attributes effectively.
The past three games have been a real confidence booster for him though. Two goals in three games, regardless of their quality, are real positives for him.
It’s his effort levels that have really gone up a gear or two though. Against the Dons he ran himself into the ground before taking Michael Smith on a victory lap, with the right-back hoisted onto his shoulders.
He was very unlucky not to score too, smashing the underside of the bar in the first minute. Ikpeazu was a nightmare for the Aberdeen defence to deal with as he hassled and harried them.
This is the striker Hearts want to see. Ikpeazu fits exactly how Levein is trying to play, and whilst it isn’t the prettiest at points, it sure is effective as the striker can’t be stopped when in full flow.
Ikpeazu seems to have hit form and that can only be a sign of good things to come for the Englishman.