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Rondon made to put celebrations on hold

26 October 2015

Albion striker a popular figure in the dressing room

SALOMON Rondon was given a great ovation by his Albion team-mates - after being made to wait before he could enjoy the victory over Norwich City.

The striker scored his second goal of the campaign to ensure Albion's 1-0 win at Carrow Road.

But Rondon was among the players whisked away for a compulsory drugs test following the final whistle, which meant he had to wait a while before being reunited with his team-mates.

When he finally returned he was greeted with cheers and back-slaps from his team mates who have really taken to the Venezuela international.

"He's been repaying his fee ever since he got here,” said Boaz Myhill when asked about the £12million signing’s price tag. 

"His hold up play is brilliant, he runs the channels unbelievably well and when you start adding goals to that then everybody at the club will be delighted for him because he's a great lad and he's worked really hard ever since he's been here.”

All four Baggies wins have come from a 1-0 scoreline but there are no apologies from Myhill about that.

He said: "We’re paid to get points and at times we can play open expansive football. 

"We played through the pitch nicely at times here - but then again would your fans rather you played open football and lost? I don't know. 

"We played very, very good defensive football after we got the goal, and we restricted what is a very good side to not many chances and we're delighted with our points.”

Myhill saluted the togetherness growing within this Albion squad after their fourth win of the Barclays Premier League campaign.

It was a thoroughly deserved success with Tony Pulis’ men back to the form which saw them claim an equally accomplished success at Aston Villa and Myhill has no doubts about the key features of the up-turn.

"All of us together are absolutely buzzing for the three points,” he said.

"We're doing it together again it's another great team performance. The manager is massive and there's a togetherness. Everything we do we do as a team, and you can tell that I think. 

"On the pitch everybody will go that extra yard for their teammates and its reaping dividends for us at the minute.”

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