Norwich City boss Chris Hughton admits he signed Kei Kamara off DVD.
The on-loan Sporting Kansas City striker had an unsuccessful trial at Stoke in December. While Hughton was not able to watch the pacy, 6ft 2ins forward personally, the Norwich manager saw enough to convince him to give Kamara his opportunity in the English top flight.
"The ideal scenario means you have been able to go and see the player, but I was not able to see him play live, although our chief scout had," said Hughton, who could yet make a permanent move for Kamara at the end of the season.
"I have only seen him on DVD, but you have to trust judgements of your scouts and the people who are giving you references."