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West Brom striker Brown Ideye credits Tony Pulis for career revival

Brown Ideye believes Tony Pulis has helped pull his West Bromwich Albion career back from the brink.

Brown Ideye credits Tony Pulis for career revival Credit: Nigel French/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The Baggies' £10 million record signing was on the verge of leaving the club on transfer deadline day.

A £3.75 million move to Al-Gharafa in Qatar was in the pipeline, only for Ideye to stay after Albion missed out on West Ham's Carlton Cole.

Ideye has now scored twice in his last two games, including Wednesday's 2-0 win over Swansea, to double his tally for the season.

He struggled for form and fitness under ex-Albion head coach Alan Irvine following a summer switch from Dynamo Kiev but admitted Pulis has revived him.

I didn't really have that much time when Alan was here. This time is really different because I have more time and more of a role to play, holding the ball up is what I am good at. The way Tony wants me to play suits my game. Right now, I'm just in the right place.

– Brown Ideye speaking ahead of Saturday's game against West Ham

Brown Ideye to join up with WBA after visa issues sorted

Brown Ideye is joining West Brom from Dynamo Kiev Credit: PA

West Bromwich Albion's new record signing, Brown Ideye, has revealed on twitter that he will be joining the team "ASAP", after delays over his visa and work permit prevented him joining up with the team.

The 25-year-old joins the club from Dynamo Kiev on a three-year contract.