Tony Pulis: There was a meeting with Saido.


West Brom boss Tony Pulis said his players held clear the air talks with their star man Saido Berahino - who was keen on a move away from the Hawthorns this summer.

The youngster might start against bitter rivals Aston Villa today after threatening not to play for the club again.

"There was a meeting with Saido. I think the players have had full rein, it's not like I've stopped them talking to Saido or pulled him to one side and put him in the corner," said boss Pulis.

"It wasn't a meeting just about Saido, it was a meeting where Saido was in with the players where things got mentioned.

"It's not a case of backing him, they know he's a good player. We've had a meeting and it's exactly the same as I've told you, young people make mistakes."

The Baggies boss added: "He is very young and very impressionable and I'm sure if he could have done it again he would have done it differently."


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