West Ham United boss Gianfranco Zola was delighted with Savio Nsereko's contribution in their FA Cup draw with Middlesbrough.

Zola said the new recruit is "learning quickly and ahead of schedule" although reiterated the claim on the first made on the exciting forward's unveiling last month that "he needs time".

"He has been playing in a second division team in Italy," Zola added on whufc.com. "I see he has good qualities but he needs time to settle. The game here is such you can't even imagine the difference in speed to Serie B in Italy. The best is to come from him. When he came on, he made a difference so I am sure that is going to be a big boost for him."