McLeish expects Zigic to come good

30 September 2010 09:07
Alex McLeish is confident Birmingham's £6million signing Nikola Zigic will come good despite so far struggling to adapt to the Premier League.[LNB] The Serbia international has found English football difficult to adjust to after playing in Spain with Valencia.[LNB]He has been confined chiefly to a substitute role with last season's top scorer Cameron Jerome preferred as the main striker.[LNB]But McLeish has faith in Zigic to eventually show his true worth.[LNB]McLeish said: "Nikola is still adjusting to the English game. It is hurly burly, 100 miles an hour.[LNB]"On the continent he is used to balls being laid up to him and cushioning it and laying it off and keeping the play moving.[LNB]"It is a totally different game to the Spanish system and also the Serbian system as well.[LNB]"The players tend to get lazy as well when there is a big guy in the team because they just launch it forward.[LNB]"But we've got to try to get into the right positions to give him the right service."[LNB]McLeish admitted: "Nikola has still got to find some sharpness in his touch and things like that.[LNB]"But I am sure he will make a contribution."

Source: Team_Talk