West Brom manager Tony Pulis has revealed that want-away striker Saido Berahino could well be reintroduced to first-team action this weekend.
The England under-21 attacker was a major target for Tottenham over the summer, with the North London side having a number of last-gasp bids for the starlet rejected by the Baggies int he final hours of the transfer window.
Berahino hit back at his employers on social media claiming he would never play at The Hawthorns again, but there is every chance that he could make an appearance against Southampton later today.
Pulis has admitted that the talented forward has not conducted himself well amid all the transfer speculation, but revealed that Berahino could well make his return against the Saints in today’s Premier League clash.
“I have no problems at all, he could play on Saturday,” Pulis is quoted as saying by The Guardian.
“The respect Saido should have shown the football club and supporters wasn’t there. He has to show them more respect.
“My big issue with Saido is he is immature at times in the way he reacts. Something he has done in the two windows since I’ve been here, his reaction has not been sensible.
“For him to want go to another club, to have the ambition to do that, I wish there were more players in my dressing room who had the ambition and quality to want to do that but the problem with it is the way he has gone about it and the way it has been managed.
“The way it has been managed has been poor. But I’m more concerned with getting Saido getting back playing football.”
West Brom fans will be frustrated by Berahino’s actions and as such the reaction of the home faithful today if the striker plays a part in the fixture will certainly be interesting.