More to come from Zigic - boss

15 August 2010 02:30
Birmingham boss Alex McLeish is confident giant striker Nikola Zigic will make an impact in the Premier League this season. McLeish began with new signing Ben Foster in goal but did not introduce 6ft 8in Zigic until the second half, and the Serbian immediately proved he will be a handful for defences. Zigic's performance was a rare bright spot in what was a poor showing from the visitors, and McLeish expects the former Valencia forward to offer even more once he fully adapts to English football. The Scot said: "He was a presence and he will cause problems but I'll be expecting a lot more from not only Zigic but everybody. He's got an international pedigree but it's a new league for him. "Playing in England is completely different to La Liga. He would be starved of balls in La Liga and he would only really get the delivery when he got to the byline. "The longer ball from the back in English football is something a little bit new for him and I'm going to have to do a wee bit of work on the training ground to help him improve in that respect."

Source: PA