Manager Gary Johnson is adamant Nicky Maynard will prove he was worth the club-record transfer fee Bristol City lavished on him in the summer.
Maynard has found goals hard to come by since his £2.25million arrival from Crewe and has scored just four times in the Championship.
"I`ve learned more about Nicky because things haven`t been going so well for him and I`m convinced he will be a great asset to this club," said Johnson.
"People have to remember he`s still very young and the Championship is a new level for him but all Nicky needs is a goal and if he stays positive and professional in his approach things will come right for him.
"I see things other people don`t see and his attitude and mental state is where it should be. He`s been absolutely flying in training and he looks a real talent.
"I know strikers are judged on goals and Nicky hasn't got as many as he would've liked but I`ve seen enough in his recent performances to know he will come good."
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