Jonathan Kodjia: Bristol City boss Cotterill praise for striker

Jonathan Kodjia
Kodjia was signed for £2m in the summer

Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill says he will now have to ease off mocking Jonathan Kodjia's heading ability after his winner on Tuesday.

Frenchman Kodjia powered in a bullet header from close range to seal victory over Wolves at Ashton Gate.

And Cotterill admitted the jokes about his top-scorer will now have to stop.

"We give Jimmy a bit of stick for his heading ability but after that we might have to leave him alone for a while," Cotterill told BBC Radio Bristol.

The header sent City four points clear of the bottom three and Cotterill was delighted with top-scorer Kodjia, who now has eight goals this season.

"The goal was fantastic," Cotterill said. "It was a superb cross, but not the sort of goal I expect him to score.

"The lad still only understands one word in three of what we say to him and will find things much easier when his English improves.

"But he is doing a great job for us. It was a really pleasing all-round team performance, but he deserved his goal because he was brilliant."