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West Brom striker Rodriguez hails 'class signing' Barry

Jay Rodriguez has welcomed the arrival of new West Brom signing Gareth Barry.

The striker is pleased to be wearing the same colours as former Everton midfielder Barry this term, because he reckons he's been dumped on the floor several times by the formidable midfielder.

"His record speaks for itself," said Rodriguez. "Look at how many games he's played at the top of the Premier League. He's a great footballer and when you do come up against him, you know about it.

"I'm guessing he probably has put me down sometimes. You always know when you're playing against him. He's quite tough. But he controls the game, and he's a class player. He'll be good to have on your side. I look forward to playing alongside him."

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