What WBA intend on doing to ensure Saido Berahino keeps improving

West Brom The Hawthorns

West Bromwich Albion may well have the hottest English football prospect in their roster in Saido Berahino.

Saido Berahino is attracting nation-wide praise due to the consistent excellence in his Premier League matches in the season to date.

The 21-year-old has been a mainstay in the West Bromwich Albion forward line and has returned extraordinary statistics that include an 88% passing accuracy, the creation of five clear goal-scoring opportunities as well as a return of seven goals from 27 shots in nine matches.

Berahino's individual form has been an inspiration for the Baggies this season, who have profited from the player's performance level as they currently lie in 13th place in the table - two points clear from the relegation zone.

For West Bromwich Albion boss Alan Irvine, it is simply a case of ensuring the player is as comfortable as possible in order to maintain his form.

As long as he goes about his job in a way he is doing now - on the field and off it… as long as he keeps having this desire to improve, which he has at this moment, then, of course, [he must] handle the pressure of success," commented Irvine to Sky Sports recently.

"Some can't handle that pressure - they get distracted, so it is important he takes everything that is going on at the moment in his stride."

WBA can continue to help in the nurturing process, insists Irvine.

"Saido's getting an awful lot of attention, so it is vitally important that we are there to support him and make sure that doesn't take him off track," he concluded.

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