Di Matteo lauds Thomas form
West Brom boss Roberto Di Matteo has hailed the impact of Jerome Thomas since his move to the club.
Last Updated: 18/12/10 5:20pm
West Brom boss Roberto Di Matteo has hailed the impact of winger Jerome Thomas since his move to The Hawthorns.
The former Portsmouth player moved to the Baggies in 2009 and played a big part in the club's promotion back into the Premier League.
Although Di Matteo has been disappointed with Thomas' goal tally of just one in the top flight, he is nonetheless impressed with his performances.
"He had a great season for us last year and scored some great goals," said Di Matteo. "He hasn't scored as many so far in the Premier League as I expected him to.
"I think he needs to improve on that side but he's been a great signing for us and made a significant contribution."
The Baggies have been one of the surprise packages of the season, sitting pretty in mid-table with 22 points on the board.
Di Matteo has been praised for his side's attractive football and he has vowed to continue putting on a show even when it results in defeat.
"We've come so far with our philosophy with the way we want to play and win games," said the Italian.
"It was no consolation last weekend when we played well and lost at Aston
Villa when we deserved at least a point.
"But I believe if we keep performing and playing like that, it will get us results."