West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis has been speaking to the media ahead of the Baggies Midlands derby clash with struggling Leicester City on Monday night.
He was pleased with James McClean’s form for Ireland during the international break after he scored the only goal to edge out Wales on Tuesday night.
“James has done brilliant,” he said. “He’s a great lad and it was a great goal for Ireland. I’m pleased for him.”
Surely Leicester won’t be feeling especially accommodating when West Brom rock up on Monday night aiming to compound their tough start to the season.
But Pulis says he’s usually impressed with the welcome his side gets.
“Leicester are are a great club,” he said. “We get looked after there. I’m looking forward to going there on Monday night.”
The face-cap addicted trainer is thrilled with the progress of summer loan singing Grzegorz Krychowiak.
He believes there’s more to come from the lively Poland and Paris St Germain winger too.
He said: “He is an even better player than what he’s shown already. He’s really mixed in. His English is fantastic.”
On Belgium, international Nacer Chadli’s fitness Pulis said: “Nacer is seeing a back specialist abroad and he won’t be back in the building until Saturday morning.”
On Hal Robson-Kanu’s availability, he added: “Hal has a little strain and Mozza hurt his calf muscle so there are a couple of niggles. Two days extra might help.”