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West Brom boss Mowbray: Kiely the consumate professional

West Brom boss Tony Mowbray has praised Dean Kiely for the way he accepted playing second fiddle to Scott Carson for last week's Premiership opener at Arsenal.

"It was a close call," said Mowbray, regarding his decision to opt for Carson.

"Dean Kiely was very good during pre-season and has reacted in a very positive manner to Scott arriving. We saw during pre-season that there was very little between them I would suggest.

"They've both excellent, both made good saves, both looked very hungry on the training ground. Ultimately I have to make a decision and Dean reacted how I expected - like a consumate professional.

"While he was disappointed he accepted the decision and is getting on with working hard."

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