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Published On: Sun, Aug 24th, 2014

Ideye debut excites West Bromwich Albion fans

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West Bromwich Albion record signing, Brown Ideye, made his much anticipated debut for the Baggies and the Nigerian showed his qualities but after getting so close to net on two occasions.

 Ideye, who left Ukrainian club, Dynamo Kiev to West Brom over the summer, was introduced in the 52nd minute in the match against Southampton and his introduction saw an instant impression.

 The African Nations Cup winner, Ideye told WBA.co.uk that it was a good game but he felt it would have been better if he got a goal on his debut.

 “It was a good debut but I really wanted to score today,” Ideye said.

 Brown Ideye got close twice within the 40 minutes he played, he had a header that hit the side netting and a nice turning inside the box but Southampton goal keeper, and Fraser Forster was alert and raced off his goal line to claim a good save off Ideye’s effort.

 Ideye shared his views on those two moves that nearly hit the back of the net on his debut.

 “The first header was close, in my mind it was in, I saw the ball and anticipated a move to the back post, I was unlucky,”

 “The second chance, I made a great turn but the ‘keeper came out very quickly and it was a good save.”Ideye told club official website.

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