West Brom coach pleased with Saido Berahino's attitude after U21 appearance

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The 22-year-old got on the scoresheet in the game against their Swansea counterparts.

West Bromwich Albion coach James Shan has revealed that he was delighted with the attitude shown by the three senior players, including Saido Berahino, that played for the club's under-21 side against Swansea, the Birmingham Mail reports.

Berahino, along with Callum McManaman and Serge Gnabry, were part of the Baggies squad that defeated the Swans 3-0, with Berahino and McManaman picking up two of the goals. And Shan explained that he was impressed by the way the trio had conducted themselves.

"They approached the game in the right manner," he said.

"They wanted to play. At some clubs you might get players who are told to play but I've not had that. They've come down and improved the performance and shown the right mentality."

The 22-year-old has been linked with a Hawthorns exit in recent months, with Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham all linked with a move for the forward (via Telegraph).

Despite the apparent interest from several of the Premier League's elite, Tony Pulis appears adamant that Berahino is not deserving of a place in his side until he has proved his form. Instead, the Baggies have often used Salomon Rondon and Rickie Lambert as their first-choice striker options. 

But with another goal to add to his strike in the reserves' defeat to West Ham last week, it is getting harder - especially with neither Rondon nor Lambert scoring since the October defeat to Leicester - for Pulis to claim that Berahino's form has such a question mark over it, that he cannot justify starting him in the first-team. 

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