West Bromwich Albion head coach Tony Pulis plays down Saido Berahino role

West Bromwich Albion Saido Berahino

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West Bromwich Albion are not a one-man team according to head coach Tony Pulis, despite Saido Berahino having led the way for the Baggies for much of the season.

The 21-year-old striker has netted 14 goals in 25 appearances in all competitions for Albion this season, but Pulis, who only recently took charge at The Hawthorns, is confident that he has plenty of other quality players at his disposal.

Ahead of a tough trip to Merseyside to take on a misfiring Everton side, Pulis said: “I think the rest of the players have done okay as well. We have got other players who can score goals, other players who hopefully, if given the opportunity, will step in and put a shift in.

“It isn’t a one-man team. It certainly isn’t a one-man team in respect of how young and inexperienced Saido is.”

The Baggies are 4.62 to win at Goodison Park on Monday evening, with the draw 3.52 and a Toffees victory 1.82.

Albion collected a crucial three points last time out as a Berahino strike was enough to see off Hull City, while the England Under-21 international was in clinical form in his previous game, netting four times in a 7-0 rout of Gateshead in the FA Cup third round.

Meanwhile, Everton go into the game under pressure after a run of just one point from five games has left then a mere three points clear of the drop zone.

Albion are just a point worse off than their hosts and would climb as high as 12th place in the Premier League table with a win at Goodison.

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