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West Brom boss Hodgson expects big things from new signing Scott Allan

West Bromwich Albion boss Roy Hodgson expects big things from new signing Scott Allan.

Hodgson has backed Scott Allan to become an important player for West Brom after a fee was agreed with Dundee United for the midfielder.

He said: "It would be very nice if the move for Scott went through. We've followed him for a long time and we're making every effort to persuade him to come to the club.

"I believe a fee has been agreed. He's coming down (from Scotland) and I'll meet him before the Cardiff game.

"I'm not 100% sure how certain the deal is to be done, but I'm certainly hoping it will be.

"This is not just a player we're bringing in for the next four or five months.

"This is a player that we think in the next few years will be an important player for the club."

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