West Brom manager Tony Pulis has confirmed his interest in Watford striker Troy Deeney.

The Baggies were linked with a move for the forward over the summer, but a move never materialised.

Deeney could now face West Brom this weekend when they face Watford at The Hawthorns on Saturday.

The striker has fallen down the pecking order, slightly, at Watford. Andre Gray, whom they signed from Burnley in the summer, is currently their first-choice centre forward.

Pulis has now confirmed that Deeney is one that West Brom are keeping an eye on, and one that he likes the look of.

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Speaking to The Birmingham Mail, Pulis said this:

We’ve liked Deeney.

The first couple of years in the Premier League he did exceptionally well for Watford.

But he’s a Watford player and it’s difficult for me to talk – especially playing them – too much about individual players.

But yeah, I’ve been an admirer from a distance.

Deeney scored 25 goals in his first two seasons for Watford in the Premier League, with 15 in his first and 10 in his second.

The 29-year-old is yet to score a goal this season, and has had just four substitute appearances in the league – with one assist to his name.