West Brom boss Clarke hails Yacob impact

West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Clarke is delighted with the form of summer arrival Claudio Yacob. The former Racing captain has been outstanding in this first season in Europe.

West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Clarke is delighted with the form of summer arrival Claudio Yacob.

The former Racing captain has been outstanding in this first season in Europe.

Clarke said: "Claudio has come in from Argentina on a free transfer and he has been an outstanding signing for us.

"When I came to the Albion in the summer, I sat down with (sporting and technical director) Dan Ashworth and we spoke about what I wanted to do with the squad and what I could see as beneficial to the squad, and that was the type of midfield player I asked for.

"We were lucky to get him because he slipped under the radar a little bit. Dan had got a few scouting reports on him, I sat and watched six or seven dvds on him and decided he might do a half-decent job for us, and he has done more than that."

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