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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
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West Brom want McManaman and Man United midfielder

West Brom head coach Tony Pulis has not given up on his chase for Callum McManaman but insisted he does have other options.

The Baggies have made two bids for Wigan winger McManaman as Pulis looks to revamp his squad.

Calum McManaman could be heading to West Brom. Credit: PA

While Albion's second offer has not been officially rejected it is understood it will be turned down.

Pulis has also spoken to Manchester United's Darren Fletcher and remains hopeful over McManaman.

It is going on along with two or three others.

We are exploring the situation to see if we can bring him in.

We need to decide if it's a good deal for us or not and it has to be right for everyone.

The clubs have to agree but it's got to be right for the player as well.

– Tony Pulis


Saido Berahino to appear in court after drink-drive arrest

Saido Berahino has scored 8 goals in 20 league appearances Credit: PA Wire

West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino is due to appear in court after being arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.

Berahino was stopped in the early hours of 22 October while travelling on the M6 near Warrington.

Cheshire Police says a court summons is due to be issued to the footballer, who was called up to the England squad last November.

In a statement, Cheshire Constabulary said the 21-year-old's bail had been cancelled and he would instead be issued with a summons to appear at court on a date to be fixed.

Paul Jewell and David Kemp join Tony Pulis at WBA

New West Bromwich Albion head coach, Tony Pulis, has confirmed Paul Jewell and David Kemp are joining him at the club as joint-assistant head coaches.

Paul Jewell's last job was in charge of Ipswich Town in 2012 Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

Football fans in the midlands will be aware of Paul Jewell, after he served as Derby County boss between 2007 and 2008.

David Kemp has worked with Tony Pulis before, so the pair know each other well.

...the truth is that we have a working relationship which I value very highly – he knows what I want without even having to ask these days.

Jewely’ is someone I have known for a long time. We got to know each other on coaching courses as well as in opposition – he has massive experience and when I thought about what I wanted for this post, he fitted the bill perfectly.

I’m delighted we have got him and I am sure the players will enjoy working with him. There are one or two other things we shall be putting in place over the next few days before everything is settled.

– Tony Pulis, WBA Head Coach

The cub say they are also in talks to appoint a new goalkeeping coach.

Yesterday, Keith Downing, Dean Kiely and Rob Kelly left the club after a long spell at The Hawthorns.

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