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Boss Pulis has high praise for Baggies' new boy McClean


WEST Brom boss Pulis believes that James McClean can get his career back on track with the Baggies, writes Aidan Fitzmaurice.

Former Derry City man McClean last night ended weeks of speculation about his future by sealing a £1.5million move to West Brom from Wigan.

McClean, 26, has had some tough times, suffering relegation twice at Wigan, but Pulis hopes that McClean can recapture the Sunderland form which helped him make such an impression.

"He's got Premier League experience from his time with Sunderland," said Pulis. "James has had a couple of indifferent years with Wigan but he did well at Sunderland and we're very pleased to have him on board.

"I am absolutely confident that he can fulfil the potential to come back and be a big player for us.

"He's got pace, he's left-footed - so he gives us a good balance in the side - and he can score goals," added Pulis.

McClean was Wigan's player of the year, and top scorer, last season, but the Derry native had stressed the need for a move away following relegation.