David Ngog has been struggling for goals since his return to French football recently.

He has been playing with Reims, who are one of the favourites to go down into the second division. Reims have managed only four wins so far this season and are in danger of being overtaken by teams like Toulouse. Much was expected from the former Liverpool and Bolton striker when he returned to French football, butNgog has struggled more or less the same in order to find the back of the net. A strike rate of just three goals in 12 appearances speaks volumes about his struggles.

Apart from the brace this weekend, it is astonishing to find thatNgog has contributed only one goal to the team’s cause.Reims coach Olivier Guégan has been coming under pressure after failure to win the last eight games in all competitions. As a result of this victory,Reims make some progress in the league table and they are now 12th. The victory, though, was witnessed along with two red cards – one for each team. Ngog scored either side of the goal from Salibur, who was later sent off in the game. Reims were also reduced to 10 men when Traoré received a very late second yellow card.

“Congratulations to the players, because when you see everything you need to to bring three points. Of course the result is positive, we validate our result against Rennes (2-2) and that’s fine with. Now we will prepare the game of Troyes, which is a derby for us and that will be important. This is a big boy, he has a great experience, a great experience. After this is a very avoidable goal. I hope this is the last, because it is not possible to get in difficulty,” said the manager about the win and the goalkeeping error.