James McClean: West Brom winger chasing more goals

James McClean (right)
James McClean (right) has scored 17 times in 147 league games for Sunderland, Wigan and West Brom

West Brom winger James McClean says he wants to repay head coach Tony Pulis' faith in him by scoring more goals.

The Republic of Ireland international, 26, notched his first Baggies goal in the 1-1 draw with Tottenham - his 17th game for the Premier League club.

"It's been coming, when you join a club you want to get that first goal as soon as possible," McClean told BBC WM 95.6.

"It's taken me 17 games which isn't ideal as an attacking player, but now hopefully I can go on get a few more."

The former Sunderland player, who joined Albion in the summer, says Pulis giving him plenty of game time has been a key part of settling in to life at The Hawthorns.

McClean goal shows Baggies' resolve
West Brom's draw against Spurs was the third time in the last three Premier League games that they have rescued points from a losing position.
Previously, they fought back from a goal down to beat Arsenal 2-1, before hitting back to hold West Ham 1-1.

"As any player will tell you, when you're playing week win, week out, and have the manager's faith it's a great confidence boost," McClean said.

"I'm playing with a lot of confidence at the minute and that's down to the manager - hopefully I can repay him by adding as many goals and assists as I can."

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