His late header against Huddersfield on Saturday set up a rousing finale even if Rs failed to find the equaliser in a 2-1 defeat.
Boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was pleased for the striker secured from Anderlecht a day before the transfer window shut, and believes there are overlaps between Sylla and the great Les Ferdinand back in the day - and now Rs director off football.
The head coach believes that if the Guinea international is like anyone - it ain’t him, despite being a former hitman for Chelsea and Leeds.
Hasselbaink explained: “He’s not me; but he likes crosses. He’s a team player who scores a lot with his head - like Les. But he’s not as powerful as Les was.
“We have to improve him.”
Sylla stands by to get a first start as striker against Sunderland on Wednesday - although he has also has fit again Sebastian Polter and Conor Washington at his disposal.