McLeish - Zigic can do more
Birmingham boss Alex McLeish expects new signing Nikola Zigic to keep improving as the season unfolds.
Last Updated: 15/08/10 8:57pm
Birmingham boss Alex McLeish expects new signing Nikola Zigic to keep improving as the Premier League season unfolds.
The 6ft 8in striker, who arrived at St Andrews from Valencia in May, impressed off the bench for the Blues in the second half of their 2-2 draw at Sunderland on Saturday.
And McLeish insists the top flight is yet to see the best of the Serbia international as he continues to adapt to playing in England.
"He was a presence and he will cause problems but I'll be expecting a lot more from not only Zigic but everybody," said McLeish.
"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."