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Long: Anelka deal game-changer for West Brom

West Bromwich Albion striker Shane Long has welcomed the arrival of Nicolas Anelka.

Anelka struck a hat-trick in victory over Cork City this week.

"It's a sign that the club wants to move on to bigger and better things that a player like Nico has come in," Long told the Express & Star. "He is known throughout the world as one of the best footballers."

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