"The last time since I worked with Faddy was when he was one of the young boys at MotherwelI," said McLeish.
"He's a maverick, there's no doubt about that. But I like him because he can make things happen and it's just a matter of fitting him in."
Eck added: "I just like what he can give us. Most of the top teams have someone who can give that little bit extra that is different.
"He has the kind of attitude you associate with some of our great players of the past. A kind of swagger."