BEN Foster heaped praise on Grzegorz Krychowiak after the summer signing impressed on his Hawthorns debut.
The Poland international midfielder, who is on loan from Paris Saint Germain, donned the famous blue-and-white stripes for the first time in Saturday’s draw with West Ham.
And Foster believes Krychowiak is adjusting well to life alongside Gareth Barry in the Baggies midfield.
“I thought Grzegorz was fantastic on Saturday,” said Albion’s No.1.
“He’s very calm and collected, which is something we haven’t always had in our team.
“He’s a player we’ve been missing in recent years.
“You can see he’s a lovely player and we have Gareth Barry alongside him who is also a fantastic player.
“We’ve got good strength in depth at the minute and Gareth is so consistent and so reliable.
“Gareth's worth his weight in gold, he’s fit as a fiddle, and you know what you’re going to get from him - the two of them together look good.”
Foster admitted the Baggies “struggled” to create in Saturday’s stalemate - but insists there are plenty of positives to be taken from a third clean sheet of the campaign.
“It was a bit of a scrappy one,” he added.
“There were no real clear-cut chances but those are the sorts of games you can lose if you’re not careful.
“A scrappy goal could’ve won it but we never really looked like conceding.
“The clean sheet is a really good thing to take away from the game, especially after the disappointment of last week at Brighton.
“We were solid in our half but we struggled to create anything at the other end.
“But saying that, neither did West Ham.”