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Fletcher: Salomon is showing his quality

Skipper praises Venezuela international

BAGGIES skipper Darren Fletcher believes Salomon Rondon is showing his class after settling into life in England and the Barclays Premier League.

The powerful forward put in a tremendous shift during Saturday’s 3-2 victory over Crystal Palace at The Hawthorns, giving the visiting back four a torrid time throughout the evening.

Rondon endured a challenging start to his Albion career due to several long-haul trips to South America to play for Venezuela, as well as being asked to lead the line all by himself, all in the opening few months of the campaign.

But Fletcher is confident the record signing has now found his feet and points to his impressive recent displays as proof.

“He is really coming into his own now,” said Fletcher.

“Salomon is showing what a real good player he is going to be for the club.

“When you come to a new country it takes time to adapt on and off the pitch.

“This league is different to any other league in the world but there is no doubt that he is made for the English game.

“His attitude all season has been fantastic.

“There have been times when he has been up there on his own and not had much service but he has kept plugging away.

“You can see just how much of a threat he is when he gets good service.

“He can go after the ball in behind, he is strong and physical so you can knock it in to him with his back to goal and he is strong in the air so it gives us the chance to mix it up.”