TAUNTON Town boss Leigh Robinson hailed the impact of striker Craig Duff after the striker's brace helped the Peacocks to a 5-1 derby success at Bridgwater Town on Saturday.
Duff scored twice in the first half - one of which was a penalty - and linked up well with captain and strike partner Matt Wright, who also netted twice at Fairfax Park.
Reflecting on the frontman's display, Robinson said: "He is a player who is feeling the benefit of going elsewhere to build up his fitness.
"When he joined us he wasn't fit, but the plan was always for him to be back with us for the play-offs and he'll be a big asset for the rest of the season."
The Peacocks went behind at their local rivals, a goal Robinson says they "shouldn't have conceded", but the manager was pleased with the response of his side.
"It probably woke us up a bit, but with the number of chances we created we did more than enough to win the game in the end," he said.
"It was a difficult pitch, so we had to adapt and play a bit more direct than we may have liked to, but it was a job well done."
The focus now switches to Monday's clash with Bideford, opponents Robinson is expecting a tough match against.
"They are renowned party poopers, so I'm sure they would love nothing more than to come and get one over us," he said.
"Both teams know each other well and a fair few players have played for both, so it should be a good game - we'll be looking to carry on from where we've left off today."