Darren Fletcher gives promising assessment of Jonny Evans’ West Brom debut

Jonny Evans made his debut for West Brom on Saturday.

The Baggies drew 0-0 with Southampton, and speaking to the official West Brom website, captain Darren Fletcher commented on Jonny Evans’ debut appearance following his move from Manchester United.

Fletcher said: “I thought he was fantastic. He led the defence, he looked composed and I’m sure he is going to get even better. He’s a fantastic player, a good leader, a big voice on the pitch and he’s a fantastic signing for us, so hopefully he can go on and make a name for himself here and play for a number of years.”

Evans completed his switch to the Hawthorns when it was discovered that playing consistent football at Old Trafford would have been hard to come by.

Tony Pulis was looking for another centre-back over the summer transfer window, and Evans certainly has all the talent to be an excellent player for the Baggies.

He has shown years worth of Premier League experience during his career with the Red Devils, and although his performance levels dropped off in recent years, with consistent football he should get back to his best.

Evans lasted 86 minutes of the 0-0 draw with Southampton on Saturday, and he certainly did impress at the heart of Pulis’ defence.

The 27-year-old completed two interceptions and four clearances, as well as winning two tackles and blocking one shot, showing the presence of a true leader in the back-line.

Evans’ career may have stalled in recent years at Old Trafford, but following his move, the centre-back will be looking to revive his career at West Brom.

And judging by his early display, it appears as if he is well on his way to fulfilling his potential with the Baggies.

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