Rickie Lambert and Tony Pulis might just be a match made in Midlands paradise.
The workmanlike 33-year-old forward sealed his move from Liverpool to West Bromwich Albion on Friday, ending his second stint with his boyhood club after just over a year.
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Lambert could be a good mate for Saido Berahino should he stay, or a tower to work with Brown Ideye in a striker pairing. The Baggies also have Victor Anichebe in their strike force.
Pulis is happy to have Lambert aboard, and forward wore No. 17 in scoring a goal 23 minutes into his Baggies debut (WBA is playing Bristol Rovers in a Friday friendly).
“Rickie is a good, strong, solid player who is a great character, good in the dressing room and good on the pitch,” said the Albion head coach.“We are very pleased to have him on board. He’s a player of great pedigree and we look forward to integrating him into our squad.”