Craig Bellamy won't make any rash predictions over his strike-partnership with West Ham's fit-again Dean Ashton.
"I don't like to speak about one player because, from experience, it doesn't always work out as planned," he said.
"I remember when I was at Newcastle, the chairman said what a partnership Patrick Kluivert and Alan Shearer were going to be.
"Come the start of the season though, it was me and Alan. Nothing is nailed on but, given a bit of time, Dean and myself could be a good pairing."