Newcastle United head coach John Carver believes there is “a lot more to come” from Remy Cabella after he scored his first goal for the club against Hull City.
The French midfielder netted Newcastle’s first goal in a 3-0 win at the KC Stadium, his first since arriving from Montpellier for £10million last summer.
Cabella initially struggled to adapt to the physicality of English football but now appears to have turned a corner after scoring in his 24th appearance.
Speaking after the game, Carver said: “Remy’s individual performance was great and we all know how important it is to get your first goal in the Premier League.
“I told him he has the ability to start producing something and I’m so pleased he has chipped in because he makes that a regular occurrence on the training ground.
“I think there is still a lot more to come from him – there will be times when he has a bad day but he has come from another league and he can still get stronger and fitter.”
The victory for Newcastle ended a run of four games without a league win and is just their second in 10 top flight outings.
However, it also marked a winning start to Carver’s reign after being appointed permanent head coach for the rest of the season in the week.
Next up for the Magpies is a home clash with Stoke City and they are 2.24 to win that game, with a draw 3.32 and Stoke priced at 2.84.