Date: 17th November 2016 at 4:06pm
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Head coach Tony Pulis has given an update on Saido Berahino ahead of Monday’s clash with Burnley, and it’s possible he may see some kind of a return in the game.

Speaking to the media in his pre game press conference ahead of Monday’s televised game, Pulis told the Daily Mail that Berahino had definitely benefited from his mini training camp, but of course the issue is sharpness having not played for three odd months.

‘I had a good chat with Saido yesterday, he looks brighter and sharper. He hasn’t played for nearly three months. Fitness-wise we’re pleased, he’s getting there. The next step is to get him some games, which we’ll try and do over the next two weeks.’

Pulis went on to say.

‘There’s lots of good people who have spoken to him, the most important thing is Saido unravels who has given him good advice and bad advice. That’s something that over the years I’ve been here, he’s got a little confused about. He needs to think on his own two feet and decide who’s saying the right thing and who’s saying the wrong things.’

Still keeping the door open for the player, he ended by saying.

‘The demands and stresses on players are there for all to see. Sometimes players get caught out, but we’re all human beings, we all make mistakes. He’s trained well this week but he needs games. We’ll take every game as it comes. We’re pleased, he’s come back, he’s looked sharper, mentally a lot clearer, and let’s hope he stays that well.’

With his contract up at the end of the season, it does all feel a little too late really though.

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