Date: 31st July 2012 at 6:59pm
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Shane Long has tipped youngster Saido Berahino to make an impact in the first team this season, after impressing Steve Clarke in our pre season games so far.


Speaking to the Birmingham Mail Long said of the Burundi born striker who turns 19 this Friday, that he has all the qualities necessary to be a real challenger for the first team this season.


‘He’s a great prospect, he’s a good finisher, a natural goalscorer. He’s working on other aspects of his game to bring him up to that level, Saido is definitely going to add to the competition for places.’


Clarke has shown he will involve the youngsters in pre season so it’s down to them to take the chance now.


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