West Ham United boss Gianfranco Zola was again full of praise for Herita Ilunga yesterday.

He told whufc.com: "He is a very good player. His character is unbelievable. He has played all the games and he is always manages to get something out of them. I am very pleased with him.

"He is a very good signing for us. He doesn't speak much English but it is not down to the language. It is just the way he is. He doesn't speak very much but he is one of those people that acts more than he talks."