Former Leeds United and Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock suggested on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Friday morning that West Bromwich Albion fans will forgive Tottenham Hotspur's summer transfer target Saido Berahino.
The 22-year-old posted a message on deadline day on Twitter which made it clear that he was angry and upset that Baggies chairman Jeremy Peace did not allow him to move to Spurs (the tweet has since been deleted).
The youngster wrote: "Sad how i cant say exactly how the club has treated me but i can officially say i will never play Jeremy Peace."
Peace later explained in a statement on West Brom’s official website that he was not going to sell Berahino so late in the summer transfer window.
Former Leeds and Palace boss Warnock believes that the 22-year-old will be disappointed not to have joined Spurs, but he seems to think that scoring for West Brom will endear him to the fans once again.
“The player will be gutted, but now that window is closed he has nothing else to do,” Warnock suggested on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Friday morning.
“He is no good at not playing, he has got to push on now… As soon as he scores that first goal, fans will forgive him, won’t they?”
West Brom will return to Premier League action on Saturday, when they take on Southampton at The Hawthorns.