Rovers boss Lambert impressed with Koita
Blackburn Rovers boss Paul Lambert was impressed with Fode Koita’s first start in their goalless draw at home to Nottingham Forest.
The Guinean missed the best chance of the game, which would have been enough to win the home side the match, but the former Aston Villa boss was left impressed.
“It’s been tough for him to come in from another country and have to adjust quickly to a different style of football,” Lambert told the Lancashire Telegraph.
“But I thought he was a handful all night; a real, real handful.
“He won a lot of headers, his physical presence was really strong and he had the best chance of the game.
“Probably if he would have mis-headed it, it would have gone in, but he was in there to head it, and I was delighted with the way he played.”
Koita has made 11 Championship appearances for Rovers, having joined the club from French side Caen back in July.
“Fode’s done well in training.” Lambert added.
“He’s unpredictable. You see him do things in training that make you think, ‘he’s got something here’, and then there are other times when he makes little mistakes, which is fine.
“But I thought his performance was very good.”