The manager admitted that he couldn’t possibly have visualised such a start by the striker when the club finally landed him back in the summer.
And he said: “He makes the right runs but he has that knack – the biggest knack of all – of turning up in the right place at the right time.
“I could have imagined that in his first year in the Barclays Premier League – after playing in league Two in France- that would happen but he is so determined to do well and his runs are so powerful.”
The manager also paid tribute to the remainder of the new players saying that if one or two had settled in immediately he would have been happy but that all of them have done really well.
He added: “That’s to some extent because we have such a welcoming dressing room.”