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Former West Brom boss Tony Pulis reveals best signing of his career

Tony Pulis made some memorable signings during his time in The Hawthorns dugout - and has revealed which one stands out above the rest.

Tony Pulis appeared on the latest episode of the Baggies Broadcast

It was Pulis' first transfer window and one of his first signings as Albion boss that wins that accolade.

After taking over in the New Year from Alan Irvine, Pulis turned to an old friend in Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United for someone who had been a key figure at Old Trafford over a number of seasons.

Darren Fletcher had not played a lot of football in his final years at United having suffered from ulcerative colitis, and in January 2015 Pulis and Albion came calling.

The Baggies boss brought Fletcher in on a free transfer and he went on to play over 120 times for Albion before departing for Stoke City.

And reflecting on the signing of Fletcher, Pulis not only named him his best signing at Albion but arguably the best of his career.