West Brom boss Tony Pulis praises top class Jonny Evans

The new West Bromwich Albion defender has made a good first impression on his manager.

West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis has been speaking to the Birmingham Mail about his summer signing Jonny Evans.

The Northern Ireland international arrived at The Hawthorns from Manchester United and he has quickly made an impact with his new side.

Evans played 198 matches for United but it was clear he had slipped down the pecking order under manager Louis van Gaal and he subsequently moved to West Brom, for whom he has played twice to date.

Those matches were against Southampton and Aston Villa and West Brom are yet to concede a goal with Evans in their starting line-up.

He has another chance to impress when West Brom take on Everton this evening and Pulis for one is very pleased with his contribution to date.

“He trains well and everything he does is really top class,” the West Brom boss told the Birmingham Mail.

“But you’d expect that; he’s come from a club and through a system where they bring their players up properly.”

West Brom now have a number of ex-United players in their ranks and they look set to benefit from that for many years to come.

This season could be a big one for Pulis and his side as they look to make the next step up and potentially challenge for a European place in the months ahead.

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