Steve Bruce believes Amr Zaki's all-action style is a throwback to a bygone era in English football after his inspirational performance for Wigan against Manchester City.
Zaki scored the winning goal from the penalty spot at the JJB Stadium to put himself top of the Barclays Premier League goalscoring charts and impressed with his aggression and tireless running.
"He is already an asset for us. I don't mean it disrespectfully to the old-fashioned English centre-forward but he is an English-style centre-forward which you don't really see anymore." said Bruce.
"I said at the start of the season that Zaki is something a bit different which people might not have seen before and he put in a fantastic performance,
"If he keeps playing like that he is going to be a real handful for any defender and have a real future in the Premier League.
"His physique is great, he has awesome power and pace and of course he wants to score goals which is the important thing.
"He is refreshing and is a delight to work with."
"Amr is going to be a real fans favourite. Every supporter - whether you support Wigan or you support Man City - loves a trier who gives everything that he has got.
"And that is the one thing about Zaki he gives you every last drop he has got.
"So you can forgive everything, he might make a mistake or give the ball away and he does that at times. But I can't question his attitude."
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