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Diangana on big boost from Bilic

Grady Diangana says the trust and confidence Slaven Bilić has shown in him makes him feel “special”.

The youngster, who is away with England’s Under-21 side preparing for games against Albania and the Netherlands, has made 15 appearances for the Baggies so far this season, scoring four goals.

Diangana has made 12 starts and has produced some impressive performances, helping Albion hit top spot in the Sky Bet Championship table after more than a third of the campaign completed.

And the on-loan West Ham winger admits he gets a big boost from Bilić.

Grady said: “I’m really enjoying my time at West Bromwich Albion.

“Playing every week is amazing for me and it’s helping me gain a lot of confidence. I feel very comfortable at the Club and everyone has been treating me really well.

“To be a big part of the team shows that Slaven Bilić has trust and confidence in me and that makes me feel special. It’s really nice to be a part of the team.

“We expected to be good this season. We play good football, we defend well and we attack well.

“We’re a very good team so we’ve always had high hopes and high standards for ourselves.

“There are a lot of different types of players but we are all gelling well. The chemistry is good and the feeling in the dressing room is really good. Everything is going well.

“I’m enjoying every moment and I just want to keep improving and keep getting better and better.”

Diangana will return to Albion ahead of the Hawthorns clash with Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, October 23, but for now he is focused on catching the eye while away with the Young Lions.

“It’s really exciting to come away with England.

“I wasn’t really involved with England when I was younger so, at this stage of my career, it’s really nice to know that I’m in and among the best in the country.

“To represent England is an amazing feeling.

“The two games will be difficult for different reasons. They are two quality teams.

“We know the Netherlands and their style of play. Albania will be very direct so it will be good to test ourselves.”