Southend United manager Mark Molesley has praised Ghanaian forward Emile Acquh after powering them to a 1-0 win against Walsall FC in the English League Two on Saturday.
Acquah came off the bench to fire home the only goal of the game at the Banks’s Stadium.
And Molesley was impressed with how the striker made the opportunity for himself.
“Emile looked more like a winger the way he twisted and got his shot off,” said Molesley.
“I felt we needed his presence up front after the wind really picked up. It wasn’t as strong in the first half and we were really struggling to get a presence up front.
The goal was Acquah’s second of the season and Molesley feels there is more to come from the 20-year-old.
“He’s a young man and I think people forget how young he actually is with his presence,” said Molesley.
“Sometimes players with a big physical presence get better with experience but he showed great feet and I’m delighted for him.”