5 Tackles Won, 8 Clearances: West Brom star Chris Brunt impresses in new position

Chris Brunt impressed for West Brom at the weekend in a 2-0 away win over Crystal Palace.

West Brom's win at Selhurst Park against Crystal Palace was a much needed one for boss Tony Pulis.

Midfielder turned defender Chris Brunt was another at the club who will have been relieved, turning in what may have been his best performance since switching to left-back earlier this season.

Brunt played a key role in helping the Baggies keep a clean sheet against Palace, and had to cope with the pace on and trickery of Wilfried Zaha up against him.

He made five tackles - a figure which was higher than the rest of the starting West Brom defenders combined (3).

Brunt also made four interceptions, matched by centre-back Joleon Lescott, and eight clearances, a figure which only Lescott bettered with nine.

Brunt was also credited with an assist, his seventh of the season and second in as many games.

Moving to full-back has been challenging for the 30-year-old, but he is growing into the role. Nobody is convinced he is the long-term answer there yet, and it is a position Tony Pulis is likely to seek to strengthen in the summer transfer window.

Brunt however is showing just how important he is to the squad, and his versatility is likely to make him a firm favourite of Pulis in the future, and if he is lucky, in his favoured midfield role.

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