Tony Pulis is backing West Brom’s record signing Salomon Rondon to hit the goals trail after admitting he’s struggled to adapt to the demands of the Premier League.
Rondon had not scored for nearly three months, but the Venezuelan striker popped up with a cool finish as Bristol City were seen off 1-0 to secure Albion an FA Cup fourth-round home tie against Peterborough.
It was only his fourth goal since joining from Zenit St Petersburg for an Albion club record fee of £12million, and Pulis admitted Rondon has struggled to cope with the demands of the Premier League.
“Salomon’s going to be a very good player,” Pulis said.
“He started well and he’s missed chances he would say he should score normally. But he’s found it difficult, the intensity of every game.
“Every game in the Premier League is so intense, whereas the countries he’s played in before have not had that intensity.
“So we have to be patient. The players love him because he works so hard and he’s such a genuine kid.
“You could see by the celebration how much they think of him and how pleased they were that he got the goal.”