Alan Curtis backs Alberto Paloschi for success

Curtis believes that Swansea's £8 million January signing can be a top goalscorer, once he gets his first.

Alan Curtis backs Alberto Paloschi for success
Photo: SouthWales Evening Post

Alberto Paloschi was one of Swansea City's major signings during the January transfer window, with a lot of faith being placed on him to ensure that the club avoid the drop, he came with a price tag and fans have high expectations. 

The clubs upcoming game with Tottenham Hotspur will likely mark his fourth appearance for the Swans since signing and he will be hoping that this is the game where he finally nets his first goal for the club, which Alan Curtis believes he simply needs to get properly going.

New signing suffers average start

Paloschi hasn't set the world alight with his early showings in the Premier League, he has been less than convincing as a player capable of coping in one of the worlds toughest leagues, and despite a bright performance in his debut, the former AC Milan striker needs to improve his performances ten fold. 

Speaking to the South Wales Evening Post, Curtis was adamant that his striker was "unlucky not to score" against West Bromwich Albion, where he caused the Baggies plenty of problems in what was a sharp and impressive debut performance, but he is still searching to get off the mark. 

Even though his performances on the pitch have yet to impress, on the training field Curtis is happy with what he's seeing on the training field, describing his performances as "excellent" with Paloschi's "movement and hold-up play" particularly pleasing his boss. 

Paloschi has worked hard since coming in (photo: getty)
Paloschi has worked hard since coming in (photo: getty)

Is the bad run down to a lack of service?

Curtis was quick to defend his striker's lack of goals by pointing to the lack of service he has had during his opening three games for the Welsh outfit. "His chances have been limited", Curtis said.

Paloschi has been playing as a lone striker but with wide players to either side of him, a formation that doesn't appear to have suited him up to this point, but Curtis believes he has "seen the sings" that he can score goals, and Swansea will be hoping that the first comes this weekend.