Pulis: Berahino still learning

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West Brom manager Tony Pulis has urged star striker Saido Berahino to continue his development at the Hawthorns alongside new signing Rickie Lambert.

The 22-year-old impressed last season with 20 goals across all competitions, making him a valuable commodity on the transfer market, although little has been said lately about the Burundi-born forward leaving the Baggies.

"At the moment, Saido is with us," Pulis said. "We are very pleased he is with us and we are hoping he will stay with us. He is a good player and we want him to stay at the football club.

"I believe another year playing regular football at West Brom will make him a better player. It will make him a stronger character and better player, that is my opinion."

If Berahino does remain in the West Midlands he will be expected to form a partnership with Rickie Lambert, who recently transferred from Liverpool, and Pulis believes the England under-21 international can learn from his older colleague.

"Last year, we relied a lot on Saido's goals," Pulis said. "Rickie has a really good goalscoring record and we are hoping he will add to what Saido did last year.

"He will give us another threat. Rickie is a senior player and good character as well. I think Saido will learn a lot off him."