Arsenal legend Ian Wright has spoken to West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis in an interview for the Sun, with a number of interesting insights from the Baggies boss.
Pulis has given a particularly glowing review of one of his January signings Darren Fletcher, who has slotted in perfectly at the Hawthorns since joining in a surprise move form Manchester United.
“He’s been fantastic,” the Welshman said. “He’s a proper old-fashioned player. He looks after the dressing room. There is not that many people around in the game today who are proper characters.
“He just loves football. He is well into the video analysis. Everything we do in reviewing matches and preparing the team, he wants to know about it. The group love him.”
Pulis also added that the arrival of Fletcher has been important for young striker Saido Berahino, who has performed well this season but who has also sometimes made headlines for the wrong reasons.
“Fletch has spent time with Saido. The other lads have been good too,” he explained.
“They’ve seen a different side to Saido in the past month and have warmed to him. He just came in a bit head-strong. Look, he has got 18 goals and he’s just 21. He’s a goalscorer, has a great right foot, left foot and is good in the air. And his anticipation and balance are first class. So he is going to be a player.
“He has to be the best player he can possibly be and that’s what I’ve been talking to him about.”