West Brom striker Saido Berahino featured for the club's under-21 side.
West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino was a surprise inclusion for West Brom's under-21 side last night against West Ham.
The former England under-21 international made the step down from first team duty in order to boost his match sharpness.
Berahino has endured a mixed season so far after being strongly linked with a move away from the club in the summer, and expressing his displeasure at a move falling through.
This season he has scored three goals in eight starts, plus a further three league games as a substitute.
His last goal came back on October 17, and he did not feature at all against Tottenham at the weekend or the week prior against West Ham, playing just 22 minutes in the previous game against Arsenal.
Berahino took to Twitter after the game, displaying a good attitude, expressing his satisfaction at getting a chance to play.
Was great for me to be allowed to play u21s and get 90minutes under my belt tonight, sad there unbeaten run has ended tho!! #OnwardUpwards— Saido Berahino (@SBerahino) December 7, 2015
Berahino scored West Brom's goal in the 2-1 loss, but a last minute winner from Martin Samuelson meant that the Baggies' under-21 side's unbeaten run stretching 14 games, since March, came to an end.