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Chester enjoying new duties

2 March 2016

Defensive performance praised by Tony Pulis

JAMES Chester is 'enjoying' his new defensive roles more with each game, following his latest impressive outing for Albion.

The Wales international showcased his credentials with a strong display in the St David's Day draw with Leicester City.

Chester once again filled in at left-back - having played at right-back and centre-half already this season - and was handed the task of 'looking after' Foxes' in-form man Riyad Mahrez.

But Chester fulfilled the duty admirably, playing a key role in what was described as an 'outstanding defensive display' by head coach Tony Pulis.

"Playing full back is a challenge but the more I'm playing it, the more I'm enjoying it," said Chester.

"I knew it would be tough (at Leicester) but I enjoyed it and we got a good result against one of the best sides in the country this season.

"Overall I think it was a decent point for both teams."

The draw leaves Albion in 13th on 36 points, 12 points above the drop zone and just seven behind sixth-placed West Ham.

Chester hopes the Baggies can continue to flourish.

"We're now on seven points from three games so that's positive," he continued. 

"We want to look up the table, not down it - we've put ourselves in a good position now with 10 games to go."

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