Paul Robinson has heaped praise on West Brom new-boy Okay Yokuslu after he made his full debut against Manchester United.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs and England goalkeeper tipped the 26-year-old to become a mainstay in the side between now and the end of the season in light of his display.
Yokuslu was handed his first start on Sunday as Sam Allardyce’s side shared a 1-1 draw with the Reds Devils at The Hawthorns.
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The January loan signing from Celta de Vigo won 97 per cent of his duels against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side in a commanding midfield showing.(Wyscout)
Robinson was blown away by the Turkey international’s performance and stats from the clash.
“Yokuslu was massively impressive, he played very well yesterday,” he told Football Insider.
“The way the whole team approached the game yesterday was impressive.
“He was given his opportunity from the start on Sunday and he took it. Sam has rotated his side a lot of late but I expect him to be a regular starter from now on.”
Allardyce had nothing but praise for his side after the draw, he told Sky Sports: “I’m really pleased for the players with their application, the way they nullified the opposition and the way they used possession as best as they possibly could.
“Overall, the whole team has performed to their best level consistently over 90 minutes and I can’t ask any more than that.”