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Reid: Anelka has replaced Lukaku at West Brom

West Bromwich Albion fullback Steven Reid says Nicolas Anelka is the ideal replacement for Romelu Lukaku.

Lukaku was outstanding for the Baggies last season on-loan from Chelsea.

Reid told talkSPORT: "The club has done well [in the transfer market]. Anelka has come in and hopefully he can get close to doing what big Rom [Lukaku] did last season.

"He's been looking great in pre-season and we're hoping he can fill that void, but it is difficult to replace a player who can score 17 Premier League goals in a season."

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