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West Bromwich Albion Football Club

  • Nickname:The Baggies
  • Founded:1878
  • Manager:Steve Clarke
  • Ground:The Hawthorns
  • Capacity:25400
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Mowbray hails Fortune impact

20 Feb 2009 - 07:29:22

West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Mowbray has backed loan signing Marc-Antoine Fortune to continue the superb form he has shown since arriving in England.

The 27-year-old has scored three times in four appearances for the Baggies since signing from Nancy and Mowbray is delighted with the impact that Fortune has made.

He commented: "Fortune is someone who can lead the line, that is what I asked him to do against Newcastle.

"I felt in his first couple of games he played as part of a strike partnership, but I wanted him to take on the mantle of leading the line. I thought he did that exceptionally well.

"That's how I'd seen him play in France, almost like a target man. He's got the technical ability to help bring in other players.

"He should be confident in his own ability to get hold of the ball for the team. I think he showed that against Newcastle.

"He did well and took his goals well. He got hold of the ball, brought people in and looked a threat.

"Coming from abroad, it's sometimes hard to instil your personality on the team, but as he grows he could become the catalyst for the team."

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