Photo: Adil Nabi celebrates scoring for West Brom in friendly

West Brom youngster Adil Nabi got on the scoresheet in a pre-season defeat.

West Bromwich Albion's pre-season campaign began with a defeat, but there was one bright moment.

Young striker Adil Nabi netted a consolation in the 3-1 loss to Red Bull Salzburg, scoring in the 68th minute with the Baggies already three goals down.

Albion's young player of the year is 21-years-old and there are hopes this can be the campaign he can step up to the first team.

Netting in his first pre-season game is a positive step, and there are likely to be opportunities with last season's top scorer Saido Berahino sidelined with a knee injury suffered with England's under-21 side.

Nabi has been prolific at youth level, scoring 13 goals and providing six assists in 22 games for the under-21s last season, which included a hat-trick against Arsenal late in the campaign.

The striker was named on the substitute's bench in the Premier League last season, and is eager to make his mark.

West Brom chose to extend his contract by a further year this summer, which had been due to expire in June.


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