Tony Pulis praises West Bromwich Albion striker Rickie Lambert

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Rickie Lambert was hugely impressive in West Bromwich Albion's 1-1 draw with West Ham United at the weekend.

Tony Pulis has told the Express and Star that Rickie Lambert has been a brilliant addition for West Bromwich Albion.

Lambert was snapped up by the Baggies from Liverpool during the summer transfer window, but the target man has struggled for regular appearances.

The 33-year-old has made just three league starts for the Baggies, but Pulis insists that he has still been impressed by the England international.

“He is a wonderful footballer," Pulis enthused. 

“Since he’s joined the club, he’s not played as much football as he wants and that’s my fault. I pick teams I think are going to win games.

“His attitude to training and the players and the young people at the football club is absolutely fantastic.

“He’s a real throwback to the times when footballers cared about football and he cares about football and wants to play every minute.

“He’s been a terrific signing for the football club, although he’ll say ‘I’ve not played as much as I would like’.”

Lambert proved his worth to West Brom with his performance against Wes Ham United at the weekend.

The former Southampton man was introduced at half-time against West Ham, and he helped change the match in the Baggies’ favour.

Lambert scored West Brom’s equaliser, with a deflected shot, and his general performance was hugely impressive.

The experienced forward will now be hoping that Pulis provides him with more regular first team football, as he looks to prove he can still have a part to play.

Lambert has played second fiddle to Salomon Rondon at the Hawthorns so far, but he will be encouraged by his manager’s latest comments.

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