Bryan outlines key attributes following Baggies move

Kean Bryan

Kean Bryan says supporters can expect to see an “aggressive” defender with a “good left foot” having joined the Baggies on a two-year deal.

Albion swooped to the sign the former Sheffield United man on Tuesday following his departure from Bramall Lane at the end of the 2020/21 campaign.

The 24-year-old spent time with Manchester City before being loaned out to Bury and Oldham prior to his move to the Blades in August 2018.

And Bryan insists he has the desire and motivation to become a key member of Valérien Ismaël’s side, stating how excited he is to be joining a club with sights set on securing promotion to the Premier League.

He said: “I originally heard about the club’s interest in me at the start of the window after I had left Sheffield United

“I was over the moon to get the call recently and as soon as I heard there might be chance of joining, I just couldn’t wait to get here.

“I’ve watched the games so far this season and the manager has got the lads playing really well. Albion are pushing for promotion this season and it’s a fantastic club and project to be a part of.

“I’m aggressive and I think I have a good left foot. I like to defend and I also like to get forward.

“I like to get stuck in too. I’ve played in numerous positions during my career but now I see myself as a left-sided centre-back.

“I can also slot in at left-back when needed, but I want to concentrate on improving myself a centre-back.”

Kean was greeted by the gaffer upon arrival at Albion’s training ground, with Ismaël explaining to his newest recruit what will be expected of him.

“I’ve spoken with the gaffer. He was very nice and the lads have said he’s hard on the training pitch but it’s all worth it.

“He welcomed me and told me that I need to get up to speed in terms of full fitness, tactics and what he’ll want from me on the pitch and around the building.

“I’m confident I can get up to full speed quickly.

“I’ve spoken to the fitness guys and they think I’m in good shape.

“It’s a case of trying to get a week of training into my legs just to get back on the ball.

“I’ve kept fit in the summer, but it’s not the same as playing matches and I want to get back to playing as soon as possible.”