Dundee United boss Mixu Paatelainen is backing Florent Sinama Pongolle to get better and better.
The French frontman made a hugely encouraging debut for the Tangerines against Kilmarnock on Saturday, despite tiring after an hour or so due to a lack of games.
Paatelainen feels the former Liverpool man will have a lot more to offer when he reaches full match fitness.
The Tannadice head coach said: “I hope he will get even better and I think he will.
“He is a technically gifted player with good awareness, who understands what we’re trying to do.
“He is a very upbeat and positive person, very talkative.
“When he came here initially to train with us he went out of his way to chat to the guys.
“That was instant.
“As he settles in even more and spends more time training with us, his fitness levels will improve and he will play better.
“I also must say that the Scottish game is very quick, even for a player like him who has played all over the world.
“It is fast and furious and it surprises every player who comes here.
“So you have to take that into consideration as well.
“I told him beforehand about the pace of the Scottish game.
“I said it might be something he is surprised with and he said afterwards ‘Oh yes, there’s a difference.’
“All in all, though, I thought he did OK.”