Alex McLeish is hoping Nikola Zigic's first goal for Birmingham will bring out the best in the striker.
The Serbia international, who arrived at St Andrews from Valencia for a reported £6million in the summer, finally opened his Blues account in Wednesday night's Carling Cup third round home triumph over MK Dons.
Zigic, who stands at a towering 6ft 8in, received a neat looped pass from Jean Beausejour before coolly tapping the ball past goalkeeper David Martin while under pressure from the Dons defenders.
McLeish feels the frontman is still adapting to the demands of the Premier League, but hopes netting his first goal will help 29-year-old push on.
"Let's hope that goal will be big for him," said McLeish.
"He's still adjusting to the pace of the game, he has admitted that it's quite quick and even the aerial stuff is new to him as such.
"You wouldn't believe that, I know the big man is 6ft 8in, but he would normally do two or three aerial jousts in the games in Europe and quite often he's been on the end of those jousts to score vital goals for Racing Santander, Valencia and Serbia.
"So he's been taken a little bit by surprise by how many times it comes up to him in the air, so that's a little bit different and he's having to adjust to that.
"But I hope that (goal) will do him good.
"He could have had a hat-trick to be honest, he maybe should have pulled the trigger in the first half and the position he got into at the back post (in the second half), we would like to see him get into those positions more."