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McClean shrugs off new boy tag

9 July 2015

Summer signing settling in well

JAMES McClean says he is already at home with Albion and insists he no longer feels like the new boy. 

The winger - who joined from Wigan Athletic at the end of June - has been getting to know his new team-mates during the Baggies’ pre-season training camp in Austria.

The 26-year-old knows Craig Gardner and Stephane Sessegnon well from his time at Sunderland and is rooming with Callum McManaman, having played with him at the DW Stadium.

And the Republic of Ireland international says the whole squad have been welcoming during his first week at the Club.

“I have settled in really well here, the lads have been tremendous and I am really enjoying being around them,” said McClean.

“They have been really welcoming and I don’t feel like the new boy at all.

“I feel very much part of the group.

“I feel as though I have settled really quickly because the players are such an easy bunch to get on with.

“I know Gards, Sess and Macca but it hasn’t just been those three that have helped me bed in, it has been the whole group.

“There are plenty of different characters in the dressing room and a lot of talent too.”

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