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Bakary offers 'different dimension'

2 October 2018

Darren Moore was glowing in his assessment of new addition Bakary Sako.

The Mali international was available as a free agent after departing Premier League Crystal Palace in the summer and joins the Baggies having trained with the squad in recent weeks.

"We're delighted to have Bakary on board," Darren nodded.

"Since he's been training with us he's done really, really well.

"From day one he's shown support to the group. When we've been preparing for matches he's been right behind the squad. Credit to him.

"He'll bring wealth of experience to the team and a different dimension.

"He can play both [as a wide player and a central striker].

"That shows his versatility and adaptability as a player.

"It's great for squad dynamics."

30-year-old Sako joins Wes Hoolahan and Tyrone Mears on Albion's list of free signings this season, acquisitions that will pay dividends in a relentless Championship campaign.

Darren added: "Wes and Tyrone have already shown their experience.

"They're vital to the squad, coming with lots of experience of this division.

"They have a lot to offer the game.

"Tyrone stepped into the team on Saturday and didn't look out of place."

Making his first start of the season against Preston North End, Tyrone warned that teams are learning more about how to stop Albion and their expansive style of football.

It's not something that concerns the gaffer as he prepares for Sheffield Wednesday.

"With the video work and analysis, teams can pick up a shape, dynamics and team play," said Darren.

"Teams are out there to try and stop West Bromwich Albion as we are trying to stop other teams winning the game.

"We just continue to work, continue to improve aspects of the game.

"Sheffield Wednesday have a lot of flair and ability. They've had a good start to the season.

"They can mix it up, go direct or play through the pitch. They're dangerous opponents, we'll have to be at our best.

"Hillsborough is a wonderful arena, especially under the lights in front of a passionate crowd.

"We'll take our large following away again so it bodes well for a good atmosphere and two teams contesting three points."


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