Birmingham news Bilic sums up displays of West Brom new pair Button and Kipre MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - While this was especially low key an outing at The Hawthorns - at the other end of the spectrum compared to the visit of top flight rivals Leicester on Sunday - a win is a win, Bilic accepts
Breaking News ! Slaven Bilic was impressed with West Brom debutants David Button and Cedric Kipre after the pair earned themselves a clean sheet in the Carabao Cup success over Harrogate Town. Goalkeeper Button, signed from Brighton, took the place of first choice Sam Johnstone, while defender Kipre - recruited from Wigan - lined up alongside Dara O’Shea in the heart of defence. Both players fared comfortably enough throughout against a hardworking Harrogate who created little in the final third, but anything they did throw at Albion by way of set pieces Button dealt with coolly. West Brom daily newsletter. Free. To your inbox Why should you sign up? In our daily Baggies bulletin, we'll be bringing you the latest breaking news, transfer features and comment pieces, as well as the key talking points for fans. How do you sign up? It's easy and only takes seconds. Simply type your email address into the box at the top of this article and hit sign up. And that's it, you're all set. You can also sign up here. If you decide later that you no longer wish to receive the emails, simply follow the unsubscribe link in one of the newsletters - but we don't think you'll want to. And what's more, it's absolutely free! You can also get all the latest updates by following us on social media here Facebook and Twitter. We also have a free app which you can download. It is always up-to-date with the latest news from across the region. Google Play Store and App Store Kipre, too, collected an assist when he slid in Hal Robson-Kanu for the Baggies’ second. In all, Bilic was pleased with the display of the new pair.
. “I was very impressed with his calmness and with the way he passed the ball. “He has got that balance between passing the ball and not putting the players in risk situations - so very good.
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“Kipre, the whole team, but especially the back four were on the front football, very competitive. We can talk about their quality but the effort from the opponent was there, the long-balls were there. “They are quite good in the air. But we coped with that - we were dominant to be fair. I’m pleased with the way Cedric played as well.” Harrogate, new to the EFL, represented a classic banana skin of a cup tie, but Albion asserted themselves early doors and never looked concerned once they’d opened up a two-goal lead. While this was especially low key an outing at The Hawthorns - at the other end of the spectrum compared to the visit of top flight rivals Leicester on Sunday - a win is a win, Bilic accepts.
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“It’s always nice to win games,” he reasoned. “We scored three goals, we scored two wonderful goals. The effort was there, the quality was there - especially in the second half. “The only negative is that we should have scored many more goals, but we are through and it’s good for the guys who didn’t play against Leicester. “To play in the Premier League it was important they got 90 minutes or 60 minutes under their belt.”
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