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West Brom fullback Sebastien Pocognoli: Pulis treatment just unbelievable

West Brom fullback Sebastien Pocognoli has hit out at manager Tony Pulis.

The 29-year-old Belgian is currently on a season-long loan at Brighton and Hove Albion, having failed to get into Pulis's team.

He made just one Premier League appearance for the Baggies last season, coming off the bench in the 1-0 win over Manchester United.

But he was left out of the squad for the rest of the season after that, and he told The Argus that Pulis never gave him an explanation as to why.

“That's unbelievable," Pocognoli told Brighton's local paper. “I was waiting for that moment. I didn't join Brighton in January for personal reasons and also because I wanted to fight for my position.

“That day I got my chance, did well, and the week after I was not in the 18.

“I wasn't his type of player and that's it," he added. “The relationship was good. I'm not a difficult player.

“I always accept the situation. Every day I trained well, still focused for a chance.

“I also had a good relationship with the lads. It's very important to stay positive, because you have to respect your team-mates and not put your frustration in the dressing room.

“I kept my head up, because I couldn't do better to manage my situation there. I'm very proud of this because it was very difficult."

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