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Lescott hails Albion fans' warm welcome

Lescott looking to shut out Man Utd on Monday (ko 8pm)

JOLEON Lescott has hailed Albion fans for making him feel so welcome at The Hawthorns.

The Birmingham-born defender joined the Baggies over the summer from Manchester City, having previously played for Everton and midlands rivals Wolves.

Lescott was scouted by Wanderers as a youngster and made his senior debut, aged 17, in 2000, departing for Goodison Park six years later having made over 200 appearances for the club.

The 32-year-old endured a frustrating start to life at Albion due to injury but, having made his Baggies bow in last month's 1-0 victory at Tottenham, he has suitably impressed at the heart of defence in his three league starts to date.

So much so that Baggies supporters have already adopted a song in his honour. 

Asked what he has made of his welcome from Albion fans, Lescott replied: “There was never any doubt, it’s been good.

“I’ve heard the song, but I can’t sing it back…

“I’ve heard it and I’m over the moon with the response of the fans.

“I think it helps the way we’re playing and the result at Spurs was a big one. It’s nice."