James Chester shares what Tony Pulis told him prior to West Bromwich Albion move

James Chester joined West Bromwich Albion from Hull City last summer

James Chester has told the Express and Star that Tony Pulis informed him of his intention to play him at full-back prior to his move to West Bromwich Albion last summer.

Chester joined West Brom from Hull City during the January transfer window, and his chances have been limited so far.

The 27-year-old has had to play on both the left and right hand sides of the Baggies’ defence, and he has never looked entirely comfortable at full-back.

However, Chester claims that he knew all about Pulis’ tactical plan for him when he completed a move to the Hawthorns.

“That’s what the gaffer said when he signed me, he’d use me all across the back four,” said Chester.

“Full-back is fairly new to me, it’s a difficult place to learn, but just to be out there playing after such a long time is nice."

Chester did not play a single Premier League match for West Brom between the start of October and February, but he has started to come back into contention in recent weeks.

The Welsh international started against Newcastle United, before going on to play against Peterborough United in the FA Cup and most recently against Everton.

Chester’s performances in all three matches have been encouraging, and the former Manchester United trainee will hope for more regular action, after proving he is capable of playing a part.

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