He said: "We have got to get to the point where we can stop talking about Nic. Yes, he is a fantastic talent and I have told him he has to score against every single team he plays against that is down at the bottom. He didn't last week so he has got to start shaping himself.
"The money that we spent in January wasn't the money that we got from Nicolas Anelka, it was money that was there before.
"We bid £7million for another centre-forward but it was turned down. The desire to sign another centre-forward was there but we just couldn't get that one in. So losing Nicolas Anelka wasn't a blessing in disguise. It happened, we had to deal with it and we have done okay."