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Nyom praises 'important' Rondon

And full-back says he is settling in at The Hawthorns

ALLAN Nyom has hailed the importance of striker Salomon Rondon to Albion's attack.

The Venezuela international, the Club's leading scorer in his debut campaign last term, is again in red-hot form having scored two goals in his last two games and three in the opening six Premier League matches of the season.

Rondon, 27, bagged a 91st-minute equaliser on Saturday to salvage a 1-1 draw at Stoke City, that coming after his powerful drive in the 4-2 victory over West Ham United and headed winner at Crystal Palace on the opening day.

Deadline-day signing Nyom has only been united with his new Baggies team-mate for a couple of weeks, but he has already recognised his immense qualities.

"Salomon is important to us because he is a very good striker," said Nyom.

IN FORM: Rondon has five goals in his last eight Premier League games

"He has scored a lot of goals for this club and he got the equaliser at Stoke.

"He has a lot of confidence at the moment so that is good for us."

Asked about how he has settled into early life at The Hawthorns, Nyom added: "I talk a lot to everyone in squad. 

"I talk a little bit more with Nacer Chadli, Claudio Yacob and Salomon because I can speak French and Spanish. 

"The group is very good and I enjoy being here."

Nyom, 28, who signed from top-flight rivals Watford, made his Baggies bow off the bench as a second-half substitute in the emphatic Hawthorns victory over the Hammers.

And he did enough to earn his first full start in the weekend draw at the bet365 Stadium.

Nyom, a right-back or right-sided centre-half by nature, put in a solid performance at left-back against the Potters.

"I was happy to start in the first XI. I tried to give my best," he said. "Sometimes in football you have to play in another position. You have to adapt quickly.

"You will have to ask the gaffer if I have done enough to keep my place in the team.

"Every game I play I will always give my best."

Giving an insight into his playing style, Nyom added: "If I see the space I will always try to attack.

"I think the first thing as a defender is try to defend but if you can also get forward then that is good."