West Brom coach Keen: No derby doubts over Popov

West Bromwich Albion coach Kevin Keen says they were delighted with Goran Popov's debut at Aston Villa. Keen says the 28-year-old has impressed his new coaches and team-mates.

West Bromwich Albion coach Kevin Keen says they were delighted with Goran Popov's debut at Aston Villa.

Keen says the 28-year-old has impressed his new coaches and team-mates.

“We had no doubts about him, even with it being a derby,” said Keen.

“Whether we were playing Manchester United away, Aston Villa or whoever, it didn’t matter because he has come from a club with a big pedigree.

“He has played Champions League football and you can see in his demeanour and the way he handles himself around the place, this is not a chap who is going to be fazed by anything.

“So we had no doubts on that front and the way he performed on Sunday shows he is going to be a great addition to the squad and he will certainly put some of our defenders under pressure for keeping their places, which is great."

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