Pulis hails forward options

West Brom manager Tony Pulis believes his side have a potentially lethal striking partnership brewing with the arrival of Salomon Rondon at the club.

The Venezuelan forward recently joined the Baggies from Zenit St Petersburg, and look dangerous in his cameo debut against Watford at the weekend.

Fellow forward Rickie Lambert is also finding his feet after joining from Liverpool, and Pulis hopes that, together with Saido Berahino – who hit 20 goals last season – he now has a deadly group of forwards at his disposal.

"When we get those two fit, Rickie can drop in the pocket and be clever for us and leave Rondon up front, Saido up front, then you've got a decent partnership," Pulis said, reported in the Birmingham Mail.

"For someone who just came into the country [Rondon] looked quite sharp. He's quick, powerful, good in the air. Once the ball's wide he's always looking to get in between the goals. I think the fans will be very pleased with what they saw.

"We have to create opportunities for the strikers as well. They'll score goals if we create opportunities. At the moment, that's one of the issues we're talking about."

West Brom have lost both their opening games and failed to register a shot on target in their draw against Watford, so they will be hoping their strikers start clicking when Chelsea come to the Hawthorns on Sunday.

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