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Di Matteo has high hopes Reid can deliver for Baggies

WEST BROM manager Roberto di Matteo has high hopes for Ireland midfielder Steven Reid after he agreed to move on a month's loan from Blackburn Rovers, writes Aidan Fitzmaurice.

"Steven is an exciting player and I'm delighted to welcome him to the club," Roberto Di Matteo said.

"We've been looking to strengthen our squad for the final push and Steven certainly fits the bill.

"He's a versatile player with loads of experience.

"We've had some great references about Steven so hopefully he'll perform at the level we expect him to."