St James' Park, Newcastle

Next Game

Newcastle v W Brom

Saturday, 09 May 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Old Trafford

Last Game

Man Utd 0 - 1 W Brom

Saturday, 02 May 2015, 17:30

Barclays Prem

Lukaku tipped for PFA award

West Brom assistant boss Keith Downing believes on-loan Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku is a strong contender to win the PFA Young Player of the Year award.

Last Updated: 28/02/13 at 11:07 Post Comment

Romelu Lukaku: Tipped for gong by Keith Downing

Romelu Lukaku: Tipped for gong by Keith Downing

Lukaku has made a massive impact during his temporary spell at The Hawthorns, scoring his 11th and 12th goals of the season during the weekend win over Sunderland.

Baggies head coach Steve Clarke and several players have spoken of their hopes of Lukaku returning to the club for a second loan spell next season if Chelsea agree.

But Downing believes the PFA award would be well merited for the 19-year-old.

He said: "He should be in contention for winning the award (PFA Young Player). Absolutely. He has got to be up there given his record and his contribution.

"Whatever accolades come his way, he will deserve them. He has made a big impression to kick-start his career.

"It was important for everyone - West Brom, Chelsea and himself - that he got into an environment where he is comfortable, can play football, learn and progress.

"Chelsea have kept him closely monitored and it's been a success for all three parties.

"The future will take care of itself but at the moment we are pleased with him and for him.

"He's a real worker and what he achieves doesn't come by chance but through endeavour."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

M

aybe Hull charged the Liverpool fans more because their massive sense of entitlement takes up more room? Badum tish.

sailingmagpie
Everton team subsidise awayday

T

he John Carver Experiment sounds like the worst jazz fusion band of all time. Which is saying something.

sailingmagpie
The John Carver Experiment: The Next Episode

T

ime to play Liverpool players in their natural positions? I agree, but surely the subs' bench isn't big enough for all of them?

balls-to-monty
The John Carver Experiment: The Next Episode

Footer 365

Jose Mourinho already targeting more success after 'hard-earned' Chelsea title

Jose Mourinho insisted Chelsea were deserved Premier League champions - and then declared himself hungry for more.

Chelsea 1-0 Crystal Palace: Eden Hazard the hero as Blues secure Premier League title with nervy win

Chelsea secured their first Premier League title in five years after a nervy 1-0 win over Crystal Palace.

Tottenham 0-1 Man City: Sergio Aguero goal all but secures Champions League spot

Sergio Aguero’s first-half strike was enough to hand Manchester City a 1-0 win over Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

Mail Box

Shouldn't We Give Players Time?

Do we really want to throw out the baby with the bathwater every single summer? We also have a Man United fan who wants massive investment. And more...

Liverpool: No Greater Than Aston Villa

It's fair to say that Raúl H. Garcia from the morning mailbox has got something of a kicking on Thursday afternoon. Oh and the Neviller is wrong for once...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company