Former Bafana Bafana player, Lance Davids, has urged Burnley new signing Lyle Foster to score his first goal in order to settle down.
Foster joined the English Championship side during the January transfer window from Belgium side, KVC Westerlo. He came off the bench in five league matches and started three FA Cup games without scoring.
“Clubs will only rate a striker if he is scoring goals and he needs score to settle down because he has only been there for a month and half,” Davids tells Touchline News.
“He needs to get the first goal under his belt because that is how they rate strikers and I have no doubt that they will buy more strikers when they get promoted to the Premier League.
“The English Championship is different to other league because there’s a lot of competition week-in and week-out. If he does what he is capable of doing which is scoring goas then he won’t have a problem.”
Burnley are currently top of the Championship table and have good chances of getting promoted. Davids believes Vincent Kompany might sign new players to improve his team next season.
“If a team sign new players, it’s normal, there will always be pressure,” Davids adds. “If you earn that type of money there will always be pressure and that is normal. Vincent Kompany will not go to the Premier League with the same team [that gets promoted], he is going to try to get better players to make his team better.
“Look at the big teams in the Premier League, they always buy better players to put other players on their toes. Look at Mamelodi Sundowns at home, they always buy better players.
“But I have no doubt that Lyle succeed and score goals. Look at the Manchester United striker they just signed. Wout Weghorst, he is also struggling but he is always in the team and he is under pressure as well.”
Lyle must also get used to the Championship and how other teams play. Belgium where Lyle was playing, there is not a lot of media [attention], it’s a calm and small club. It’s a nice and small city, they don’t have media like they do in England.”
By Zola Doda