Tony Pulis says new West Brom star Salomon Rondon will score goals

Tony Pulis Interview - 23/02/2014

The Venezuela international arrived at the Hawthorns in August with an impressive goalscoring record.

West Brom boss Tony Pulis has been discussing his faith in West Brom's recent record signing Salomon Rondon, despite the fact the forward has failed to find the net in his first three games, in an interview with BBC WM 95.6, as reported by BBC Sport.

The Venezuelan was prolific during his time at Zenit Saint Petersburg, scoring 33 times in 55 matches for the Russian champions.

And the Baggies manager was full of praise for the 25-year-old after watching him in training and with his appearance from the bench against Port Vale in the League Cup.

"Salomon needs a bit of time to settle in but he's a very intelligent centre forward," Pulis is quoted as saying by BBC Sport.

"He will score goals, I'm convinced about that."

West Brom needed penalties to beat their League One opposition, after 120 minutes of goalless action, but Pulis thought the forward offered encouraging movement after coming on just before the hour.

"Salomon came on and could've scored four goals - he made some great runs but he's just been a bit unfortunate," he added.

"We didn't want to give him too much game time having just flown in and he's getting used to the country.

"Twenty minutes would have been ideal for him but he'll now get plenty of rest."

Rondon has reached double figures for goals scored in each of the last six years, so it wouldn't be a surprise if both player and manager have a figure of at least 10 for the former Malaga man to aim for.

With the Baggies set to head to Stoke City this weekend, and with uncertainty surrounding the future of last season's top goalscorer Saido Berahino, the Britannia would be the perfect place for Rondon to announce his arrival in English football.

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