Notts County: Oui, Arquin is listening
NOTTS County caretaker boss Chris Kiwomya has revealed a petit pep talk in French has got striker Yoann Arquin on his way back to top form again.
The Le Havre-born hitman has come off the subs' bench in the Magpies' last two games and looked like he did at the start of the season, when he banged in five goals in his first 11 league games for the club.
He scored his first league goal in almost four months to rescue a point for Notts in a 1-1 draw at Walsall – and Kiwomya believes his return to form is because he sat the 24-year-old down in his office and rallied him.
He spoke to him in his native language as well to make sure it was not lost in translation.
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"I sat down with him and spoke to him about a few things," he said.
"I speak a little bit of French and I think he warmed to that, although when he doesn't want to know something he pretends he doesn't understand my French!
"When I say good things he understands it."
Arquin is now set to start against Bury at Meadow Lane on Friday night – and Kiwomya has challenged him to keep his form going and not just turn it on once in a blue moon.
"He's got his goal now after a long time without one and he's done well in the last two games," he added. "It's all about consistency for him now.
"It's up to him to go out and keep working hard and scoring goals.
"I will try to help him get that into his game by talking to him, showing him videos and pointing out where he can do better.
"But you can only take the horse to the water. The horse has got to drink the water and I think he is drinking it at the moment.
"The lad's a talented boy. He can head it, he's powerful, he can run and some of his goals this season have been very good.
"He just has to match that with application. If does he will be OK."