West Brom boss Tony Pulis keen to forget Saido Berahino saga

West Brom boss Tony Pulis and Saido Berahino

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West Brom boss Tony Pulis hopes to draw a line under the transfer talk surrounding Saido Berahino over the summer after the striker made his Albion comeback.

Berahino was chased by Spurs and handed in a transfer request in a bid to force through a move. The forward also appeared to threaten to go on strike and has missed the last three games with Pulis concerned about his state of mind.

However, the 22-year-old featured as a second half substitute in Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Southampton at the Hawthorns and Pulis is now keen to move on.

“I’m pleased he had such a great reception, that’s wonderful and it shows the quality and the depth of our supporters to have given him such a reception,” he said.

“He’s a young boy. He’s made mistakes and everybody in this room has made mistakes in their life.

“What he’s got to do is learn by them, move on and make sure he doesn’t make them again.

“I just hope and pray he does that because he is a talent.

“When we brought him on in the second half you saw glimpses and bits and pieces of what he can do.”

The Baggies are in 13th place in the Premier League table following the draw with five points from as many games.

West Brom travel to Aston Villa in the next round of fixtures and they are 3.40 to take all three points, a win for Villa is 2.20 and a draw is 3.10.

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