Related

Article

McAuley impressed by Anelka impact

16 July 2013 18:20

Gareth McAuley believes new West Brom team-mate Nicolas Anelka is already proving a valuable addition to the squad.

The Frenchman signed a one-year deal at The Hawthorns on July 4, after spending the second half of last season at Serie A champions Juventus.

And McAuley claims the 34-year-old remains in good condition, and will prove to be a valuable asset for Steve Clarke's side.

"In fairness, he's a real athlete," the Northern Irishman said.

"He looks like he's cruising through. In training he's been sharp, his awareness is another level and he still has a turn of pace.

"He's been lively in training and he has that pace. He's only switched it on a couple of times when he needed to but, when he did, he was away."

The 33-year-old believes the former Manchester City and Liverpool striker's signing will boost the club ahead of the new season.

"It gives everyone a lift, especially all the young players, to see someone of his level, who is still as sharp and hungry," he continued.

"It's a great signing and maybe he can score us a few goals."

Sponsored links

Thursday 25 August

17:30
17:04
16:58
16:33
16:29
16:16
16:04
15:57
15:39
15:11
14:57
14:29
14:17
14:12
14:05
13:52
13:35
13:19
12:47
12:32
12:23
12:23
12:17
12:03
11:59
11:51
11:29
11:07
10:56
10:44
09:59
09:50
09:43
09:21
09:06
06:31
06:31
05:25
03:21
03:17
03:02
02:21
01:59
01:19
01:05
01:02
00:28
00:19

Wednesday 24 August

23:41
23:16
22:44
22:05
21:20
20:45
20:12
20:07
20:00
19:37
18:58
18:34
18:15
18:11
17:53
17:52
17:17
17:16
16:37
16:36
16:20
16:11
15:28
14:59
14:56
14:36
14:18
13:57
13:36
13:35
13:32
13:26
13:12
12:48
12:19
11:35
10:40
09:54
09:26
09:07
07:19
07:08
06:15
04:28
04:26
02:17
01:40
01:31
00:32
00:03
00:02

Tuesday 23 August

23:36
23:29
23:28
23:26
22:46
22:44
22:44
22:13
20:13
20:02
19:58
19:41
19:08
18:37
17:46
17:38
17:31
17:23
17:03
16:44
16:44
15:49
15:34
15:14
14:43
14:15
13:34
13:02
12:54
12:25
11:56
10:26
09:42
09:12
08:57
05:43
03:51
03:35
01:58
01:57
01:16
01:13
01:06
00:16
00:01
00:01

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
7 2 +1 4
8 2 +1 3
9 2 +0 3
10 2 +0 3
11 2 -1 3

Facebook