Newcastle United's coaching team have reportedly identified Remy Cabella's major problem since arriving at the club this summer.
The £8 million signing from Montpellier has struggled to adapt to English football since singing and the Newcastle coaching staff are reportedly becoming worried by his lack of form away from home.
The Chronicle report that the back room staff at the club feel that when he is playing away from St. James' Park he is not posing an attacking threat and they are already concerned over this trait.
As a result, Alan Pardew dropped him for the Mapgies last fixture against Swansea City, with the side drew 2-2, but the Frenchman could be recalled after the international break.
Cabella knows himself that his standards have not been good enough to hold down a first-team place since signing and he has vowed to work harder in training to improve.
The 24-year-old is staying behind on the training ground and doing extra gym work to improve his physicality as he looks to toughen up to ease the transition.
He is also determined to become more direct in his approach and wants to become an immediate threat to defences when he picks up the ball.
This is not the first time that Cabella has first criticism, after he was scrutinised in his early appearances in Ligue 1, and he has reportedly taken the increased pressure on him in his stride.
Even so, confidence cannot be high in anyone at Newcastle after the start which they have endured.
Cabella has bore the brunt of the criticism, but there are very few Magpies players to come out of their opening to the season with much credit.
The side are still looking for their first win of the season and they know they cannot wait much longer otherwise a relegation struggle will ensue.