Kieran Gibbs comments on West Bromwich Albion teammate Conor Townsend

A General View of The Hawthorns, Home to West Bromwich Albion during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Tottenham Hotspur at The Hawthorns on May 5, 2018 in West...

Conor Townsend joined West Bromwich Albion in the summer transfer window.

Kieran Gibbs of West Bromwich Albion celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 2-0 during the Sky Bet Championship match between West Bromwich Albion and Millwall at The Hawthorns on...

West Bromwich Albion star Kieran Gibbs has revealed to the club’s official website that he is helping Conor Townsend.

Townsend joined West Brom from Scunthorpe United in the summer transfer window for a fee reported by The Birmingham Mail to be worth £750,000.

The left-back has played just 135 minutes of Championship football for the Baggies so far this season, according to WhoScored.

 

West Brom left-back Gibbs, who has actually been deployed as a left-sided wing-back this season, has revealed that he has been helping Townsend.

The 29-year-old England international - joined West Brom from Arsenal in the summer of 2017 for a transfer fee reported by The Express & Star to be worth £5 million - has also praised 25-year-old left-back Townsend for being enthusiastic.

Gibbs told West Brom’s official website about Townsend: "Conor's learning well. He's a really enthusiastic kid and wants to learn a lot.

"He asks me every now and then about different situations in the game and stuff like that. I'm trying to help him as best I can just from what I'm learning as well.

"I'm trying to pass on as much information as I can for when he is needed. It's a long season and he could be needed at any point - a situation I've also been in before."

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14 :Conor Townsend of West Bromwich Albion during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion at St Andrew's Trillion...

Pushing for promotion

West Brom are playing in the Championship this season after getting relegated from the Premier League at the end of the 2017-18 campaign.

Darren Moore’s side are second in the Championship table at the moment with 24 points from 12 matches, just a point behind leaders Sheffield United.

Harvey Barnes of West Bromwich Albion celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 2-2 with Kieran Gibbs of West Bromwich Albion during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield...

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