A number of West Bromwich Albion fans have taken to Twitter to praise Cheikh Diaby's hat-trick for the Baggies Under-23s in their Premier League Cup victory today.
Diaby, who arrived from the famous Le Havre academy, signed a contract at Albion until the end of the season, with an option for a second year (official West Brom website).
However, he has been forced to sit out a number of U23 matches because of red tape surrounding the deal, but the issues were eventually resolved with UEFA, as reported by the Birmingham Mail in January.
On Thursday, West Brom's U23s took on Scunthorpe's U23s at Hednesford Town's Keys Park stadium and Diaby put in a superb display, netting all three goals in a 3-0 win which means the Baggies are Group C winners with a game still to play.
Plenty of Albion supporters raved about the teenager's hat-trick heroics and praised him on social media, some even calling for Slaven Bilic to give him a shot in the first team:
This guy is a baller— WEST BROM FAN TV (@ALBIONFANTV) February 13, 2020
get him in the first team cant do worse then Austin or kenny— jonathan (@jjcole180) February 13, 2020
Great news, good to see him finally play & a hat-trick to boot.— Dr Jimmy & Mr Jim (@mr_dead_2012) February 13, 2020
Get him in the first team mix— Louis Bent (@LouisBent8) February 13, 2020
Beast— John (@Johnwba01) February 13, 2020
Been a long wait but the lad has started on— Nick Ganderton (@nick_wba_khfc) February 13, 2020
DIABBBYYYYY— Baggies forever (@BaggiesForever3) February 13, 2020
West Brom U23s are back in action on Monday night against Norwich's U23s in Premier League 2.
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