Fulham forward Jean-Pierre Tiehi has impressed manager John Rankin in his first week with Hamilton Academical since moving to Scotland on a season-long loan.

The 20 year-old French striker, who made his debut as a substitute in last Saturday’s draw with Partick Thistle, has settled in well north of the border. Rankin told the Daily Record after this afternoon’s date with Ayr United:

“I’ve been pleased with his progress this week. He’s settling in really well, and is everything that we thought he was going to be. He’s different to what we have, so I’m really looking forward to working with him and seeing his progress. I know for a fact that he can help us.”

Rankin revealed that the Accies’ move for Tiehi, who scored 28 goals in 72 appearances for Fulham’s youth sides since signing from Le Havre in 2018, came about in a flash.

“Jean-Pierre only trained on Friday. It’s important that if we take young players in on loan we make sure they’re comfortable in our environment. We gave Jean-Pierre the chance to come up and look around before he made the decision to commit. He was happy with what he saw and how it was, so we were quite quick in getting that over the line on Friday, and it only got cleared on Saturday.”