Date: 27th February 2017 at 12:58pm
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Goalkeeper Ben Foster has taken head coach Tony Pulis’ praise following his performance against Bournemouth at the weekend.

Hosting Eddie Howe’s side at The Hawthorns for the match, goals from Craig Dawson and Gareth McAuley gave us the two one victory on the day, but Foster’s performance between the sticks featured highly for Pulis as he spoke to the media following the game.

The Daily Mail have Pulis saying.

‘Ben’s made two great saves in injury time, but it’s about time he had something to do and do it well for us. He’s paid a lot of money for doing that. But, in all seriousness, I think Ben would have been disappointed if he’d been beaten by either of those.’

Pulis went on to say.

‘We’re pleased with him, he’s been fantastic for us. This season his performance levels have been absolutely fantastic. He’s been top drawer and he’s a fit lad – he works so hard in training. He’s brought a lot back to this football club defensively.’

Matt Phillips is set for a scan on Wednesday following the hamstring injury he picked up that ruled him out of the game, and questioned about him Pulis said.

‘It was a big disappointment Matty couldn’t play because the way Bournemouth play, they’re a very open and expansive team and that grass they leave behind them, it would have been perfect for him. I was really disappointed he was injured. But it was too much of a risk and we don’t want to lose him further down the line. He’ll have another scan on Wednesday to see how it is.’

With Salomon Rondon not finding the net again, Pulis obviously fielded questions about his form from the press and the Birmingham Mail have him quoted as saying that he’s happy with his performances during matches so as long as others are chipping in it’s not a problem.

‘I thought he was fantastic apart from putting the ball in the back of the net. But we don`t worry about that. We`ve got so many goals coming from so many different other people, it`s not about who`s scoring the goals, it`s just making sure we do score goals. Moz, Chadli, Brunt, Phillips are all working around Salomon. And then you`ve got Dawson, McAuley, Evans who can score off set plays so it`s a team that can score goals which is the first time we can say that for a long time.’

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