I think it’s natural to expect an adjustment period, especially given the fact that at 27 this is his first taste of league football and he’s stepping up two levels from where he’s been operating for most his career. I think we need to remember that we’re not going to be signing strikers who tick every box, and if we’re going to be successful it’s that mix of attributes that will be the key. For me, the Ferrier & Cook partnership is a good mix of pace & power and is a combination that we haven’t had up front together for a very long time.
I don’t think there’s any doubting his off the ball ability, and I’m sure his team-mate recognise the shift he puts in to create space for others. He just needs some refining and I’m a lot more confident in the current coaching set-up to get that improvement out of him, compared to the previous incumbents and their efforts with Bakayoko & Jackson.