NEAL MAUPAY says he enjoys playing up front with ‘calm’ fellow frontman Glenn Murray after the pair were reunited.

The fiery Frenchman started alongside Murray for only the second time this season at Sheffield United.

Head coach Graham Potter has tended to play Maupay on his own or in a partnership alongside Aaron Connolly in the majority of Albion’s 27 games with Murray restricted to just five starts this season in the Premier League.

Potter’s decision to start the pair together at Sheffield United paid off with Maupay on the scoresheet and Murray offering support for the summer signing against the two physical centre-backs John Egan and Jack O’Connell.

The duo spent much of the game defending from the front in the 1-1 draw at Bramall Lane but Maupay appreciated his strike partner’s influence.

Maupay, who has started ten of Albion’s 27 games leading the line alone, said: “It was tough game for us because for most of it we were defending.

“I like to play with Glenn because he is so experienced in the Premier League and he knows exactly what the team needs.

“It is good to play with him for me because sometimes when we struggle to get the ball down and play football, we can play it long to him and, obviously, he can score, he can head it and he can hold the ball up so I can make runs off of him.

“It wasn’t the best game for us (Saturday) because we were defending but I like his confidence.

“He is always calm, always has the right word for me and the team, so it is really good to have him in the team.”