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Irvine happy West Brom beat Hull for Lescott

West Bromwich Albion boss Alan Irvine is delighted to be counting on Joleon Lescott.

Hull City manager Steve Bruce was close to landing the 32-year-old in June before he signed a two year contract at The Hawthorns with an option for a further year.

"I'm absolutely delighted he's with us instead of them (Hull), absolutely." said the Albion boss.

"He's been terrific.

"Joleon isn't a person who does a lot of shouting. He's quite calm in the way that he goes about things but obviously he has got the respect of all the players.

"He is somebody who has played at the very top level but he has also experienced this kind of situation as well, so that experience will definitely help.

"He is a very good player, we knew that right from the beginning when we were going to bring him in and his performances have been of a level that I kind of expected them to be because of the type of player he is and because of the type of person he is.

"He is great to have around."

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