Paul Lambert was pleased with new signing Yacouba Sylla's debut at Everton, insisting: "He will do great for us once he adapts."
Sylla was handed a cameo at Goodison Park, playing eleven minutes on Merseyside after replacing Gabby Agbonlahor, who had run his socks off for the claret and blues.
Sylla produced an all-action display, flying into tackles as well as using the ball sensibly in the middle of the park.
It was somewhat of a baptism of fire for Sylla, who signed on Thursday, trained on Friday and played on Saturday.
Lambert's initial impressions were good although he accepts Sylla will improve as the days and weeks progress and as he gets up to speed with the country and the league.
Lambert said: "He did all right, he did really fine considering he's only just come here.
"I think he's got loads of energy which you need and I thought he did really fine.
"That's the aim - him trying to make his mark here.
"We want to get him to learn the language as well, which is very important for him.
"He's at a club where the expectancy level is a lot different to the one he's just left.
"He only trained on Friday. But once he adapts, he will do great for us."
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