Naby Sarr revealed after Tuesday night’s draw against Premier League Brighton & Hove Albion that new signing Lyle Taylor has vowed to ‘turn him into Jason Pearce’.
After the game, caretaker boss Lee Bowyer praised the Frenchman’s performance but said that he needs to add a ‘nasty streak’ to his game.
And speaking following Bowyer’s comments, Sarr explained how his new teammate is helping him to become nastier on the pitch.
“Now we have Lyle - he tries to pin me in training every day – and he says he’s going to change me into Pearcey,” Sarr smiled.
“It’s helping to change me and Lee is not the first manager to say that I need to improve this. Hopefully this season I can change.
“It’s not in my nature to be like that but I am working hard every day to change and improve. I want to change and I know that I have to because otherwise I am making things difficult for my teammates. I know how important it is for me to change.”
Sarr has had a few weeks of playing alongside new recruit Taylor and he expects the former AFC Wimbledon front man to make his mark in SE7 this term.
He said: “He is obviously a good striker and I’m sure he will be a good player and a key player for us this season.”