BBC pundit praises West Brom trio, and one star in particular

Saido Berahino

West Brom's Saido Berahino was back on the scoresheet at the weekend.

West Brom got back to winning ways at the weekend after their FA Cup exit, and striker Saido Berahino was on the scoresheet.

He netted his first Premier League goal since October in the 3-2 win, with the Baggies netting three times in the opening half an hour.

Berahino was named by BBC pundit Garth Crooks in his Team of the Week, and the former forward also had praise for two other West Bromwich Albion attackers.

"This performance by Berahino against a justifiably aggrieved Crystal Palace, who deserved more from their 3-2 defeat at The Hawthorns, was brilliant.

"His link-up play with Salomon Rondon and Stephane Sessegnon was as good as I've seen from a front three all season.

"However it was Berahino's goal that got me all fired up. It was such a wonderful finish which epitomised the player's movement, vision and quality of touch. What this young man has to realise, and very quickly, is that if you down tools and don't perform then your talents and ability, however amazing, count for nought."

Berahino was a transfer target for several Premier League sides over the past two transfer windows but West Brom have refused to sell.

His displays this season have been disconcertingly sulky, but his goal at the weekend should lift his spirits.

If he really is intent on earning a move away then he needs to finish the season well to convince interested clubs he is worth the outlay. Saturday was a good start but he needs to show consistency over the final 11 games of the campaign.