Clarke was impressed by the on-loan Dynamo Kiev left-back‚Äôs introduction to English football.
‚ÄúI thought Goran Popov came in on his debut to play in a game like that and showed the qualities he‚Äôs got,‚ÄĚ he told the WBA website.
‚ÄúWe had no doubts he would be able to handle the game.
‚ÄúHe‚Äôs an experienced player, has played in a lot of big matches, and he showed that today.
‚ÄúHe‚Äôs got a terrific left foot, knows the game, knows how to defend, and is a strong boy.
‚ÄúHe gives us another good option in the squad.‚ÄĚ