Sanchez hails Healy
Lawrie Sanchez admits the signing of David Healy is looking a more astute capture with every game.
By Andrew Scurr
Last Updated: 23/08/07 4:34pm
Fulham manager Lawrie Sanchez admits the £1million signing of David Healy is looking a more astute capture with every game played.
Healy has already scored twice in the Premier League and was robbed of his third goal of the campaign when the officials failed to spot the ball had crossed the line in stoppage time against Middlesbrough.
The Northern Ireland striker took his European Championship qualifying tally to 11 with a brace against Liechtenstein at Windsor Park on Wednesday.
Healy is the top scorer in qualifying for Euro 2008 but cost Fulham just £1million when he joined from Leeds United over the summer and is already proving money very well spent by Sanchez.
Sanchez knew the 28-year-old would be capable of scoring goals at Premier League level and is understandably delighted with his acquisition.
"I think £1million was quite well spent," he told Sky Sports News.
"I had no doubts David would score, he has two goals in the Premier League, one not given that was a third, and 11 in the European Championship.
"He has proven he can do it on the international stage and now he's proven he can do it a top level.
"He'll score plenty more goals for Fulham."
Healy has performed under Sanchez for both Northern Ireland and Fulham, but the Cottagers boss says he has played a minor role in the former Manchester United youngster's success.
"All I have done is believed in him and given him a platform," Sanchez said. "Ultimately he's the one that does it."