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Pardew on midfield competition

1 December 2017

ALAN Pardew hopes to get the best out of both Grzegorz Krychowiak and Sam Field over the course of the Premier League season.

Poland international Krychowiak had started every game for the Baggies after joining on a season-long loan from Paris St Germain in August, but was replaced by youth-product Field for November's draw against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium.

The 19-year-old, boyhood Baggie kept his place in the side for the clash with Newcastle United three days later and notched his first Albion goal in a man-of-the-match display.

Questioned on whether a return to the starting line-up beckoned for Krychowiak in his pre-match press conference, Albion Head Coach Pardew joked that everyone would "have to wait and see", but indicated that he hoped to get the best out of both players in his time at the Club.

"They're very, very different players; one with international and Champions League experience, one a youth team player coming through the ranks having just scored his first goal for the Football Club.

"I will look at them with that in mind as well as what they do on the training ground because you have to respect players who have achieved things and achieved certain standards.

"Going forward, I hope to get the best out of both of them. Where they are at the weekend? You'll have to wait and see."


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