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Irvine confident Berahino will keep delivering

Irvine: Saido is in a good place

IN-FORM Saido Berahino is more than capable of maintaining his progress - without running the risk of burn-out.

That's the verdict of Albion head coach Alan Irvine, who believes Berahino can keep up his form.

Berahino has already six Premier League goals this season.

When asked whether Berahino was in danger of peaking too soon, Irvine said: "I don't see any risk of him experiencing burn-out. 

"And it's fairly clear he doesn't want a rest right now - he wants to keep playing.

"He has the maturity to realise that if he keeps doing what he's doing he will make progress. He will become a top striker.

"You look at players who are in the Football League - they play Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday, Tuesday.

"He's in a very good place."

Irvine continued: "I'll be delighted if we're still talking about him until the end of the season. 

"His movement is good and when he went through on Sarurday I expected him to score, which tells you the confidence we have and he has too.

"He has plenty of things to learn and improve on but with the attitude he has, the application he has and the way he leads his life then he wil continue to get better.

"If Saido keeps playing the way he is, everyone will be happy."