The French striker was signed by Albion on a one-year deal earlier this summer and McAuley feels he will bring plenty of attacking nous to Steve Clarke's line-up.
"He looks like he's cruising through. In training he's been sharp, his awareness is another level and he still has a turn of pace.
"He's been lively in training and he has that pace. He's only switched it on a couple of times when he needed to but, when he did, he was away.
"It gives everyone a lift, especially all the young players, to see someone of his level, who is still as sharp and hungry.
"It's a great signing and maybe he can score us a few goals."