Steven Alzate has been tipped to play a wide-ranging role for Albion after his sparkling Premier League debut.

The versatile 21-year-old was named as man of the match by Sky Sports as Albion drew 0-0 at Newcastle.

That followed an impressive senior bow at Bristol Rovers in the Carabao Cup recently

Alzate refers to himself as a midfielder but can also play wide or as a No.10.

Senior colleague Dale Stephens said: “He is a natural footballer, very clever.

“He can do a bit of everything.

“He can go past players, he can pass, he is quick,

“He will be utilised, I am sure, in many different positions, which will help him play in our team.”

Alzate is currently under contract until the end of next season having signed a new deal last November.

His fellow under-23s graduate Aaron Connolly joined him on the pitch as sub and had a potential winning goal cleared off the line.

Asked whether the pair felt comfortable in the Premier League, Stephens said: “I hope so because it is no fluke they have made their debuts.

“It is nice to see young players coming through and prove themselves at this level.”