London - Yakubu Aiyegbeni has been receiving words of praise following his performance for Reading FC in their fifth round FA Cup win against Derby County on Saturday, SuperSport reports.
The former Nigeria international striker came off the bench to net the winner as the Royals progressed to the quarterfinals of the competition with a 2-1 victory.
Steve McLaren, the Derby manager who once coached the Nigerian at Middlesbrough, said Yakubu is a proven finisher.
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“He’s horrible. He only needs one opportunity, and as soon as that big smile was there I thought we could be in trouble,” the former England manager said.
Reading manager Steve Clarke, who took the gamble of bringing Yakubu back to England, said he never doubted the capabilities of the striker.
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