Just a few hours ago during an early morning sport chat I bemoaned the lack of a right winger at SJP, hours later we sign Wayne Routledge from QPR.
The club broke the surprising news on their official website and whilst the fee is undisclosed they have confirmed the former Spurs and Crystal Palace player has commited to a three-and-a-half year deal and will wear the number ten shirt.
Routledge is a player I've always liked, since his impressive season in the Premier League with Crystal Palace and whilst he hasn't pushed on to become the star some expected he is a perfect fit for the Toon.
Danny Guthrie has filled the right midfield role so far this season but is more suited to a central role which has lead to a lack of danger down the flank.
The attacking instincts of Routedge should bring goals and his form this season has brought a return of two goals and eight assists for QPR and may end the striker hunt Hughton was apparently on.
In other news, former loanees Marlon Harewood and Zurab Khizanishvilli will not be returning to the club after the former suffered an injury setback and the later opted for a move to the Madejski and a Reading loan spell.
And finally the drawn out transfer of Mike Williamson seems to be nearing an end with much of the media reporting the Pompey defender to be within hours of securing a move to the Toon.