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West Brom boss Pulis urges Rondon to embrace Rodriguez competition

West Brom boss Tony Pulis has urged Salomon Rondon to embrace the extra competition.

The Venezuelan has been relegated from first choice to third choice striker over the summer, but he's expected to start up front against Accrington Stanley tonight in the Carabao Cup

“He's needed a rest," said Pulis. “Hopefully we'll get him back to where he was, with that hunger and desire that makes him such a good player.

“Jay's (Rodriguez) come in and done well, and Hal has had a good pre-season. Its' really nice, Salomon needed competition.

“He carried a lot last year, and I mean a lot on his shoulders. Even in pre-season he looked tired, more than anything else. This will take the weight off his shoulders, I'm sure.

“But Salomon has to step up to the mark now."

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