NEAL MAUPAY has praised the unselfish work that fellow striker Glenn Murray has done with him on the training ground.

The 23-year-old scored his third goal in as many games in Monday’s 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace.

It was a clinical finish in the second half which drew praise from head coach Graham Potter and team-mates but the former Brentford hitman has hailed the input he has had from Albion’s second highest all-time goalscorer Murray.

Murray has spent much of his time on the bench but on the training ground he has helped Maupay to start finding his goal scoring touch in the Premier League.

Maupay said: “I work a lot every day on my finishing with Glenn (Murray).

“As a striker you are always in the box and you have to be ready for any balls, any flicks or anything.

“Even when we think we are not getting the ball that’s what we try to do.

“Dan Burn (on Monday) was in front of me, so I screamed to him to let the ball go because I was behind him and in a good position but he tried to flick it.

“In my head I felt I was going to get the ball, so I was ready for it and that’s what I did.”

Maupay is on course to surpass the 13 goals that Murray scored last season in the Premier League after bagging seven goals in 17 games so far in this campaign.

The Frenchman’s form has been timely as fellow frontman Aaron Connolly has missed the last two games with a dead leg.

He is likely to return for Sheffield United’s visit on Saturday.

Albion’s under-18s will take on Derby County in the FA Youth Cup on January 8 at Pride Park (7pm).