LEANDRO TROSSARD has revealed why Percy Tau has made a great move with his new loan deal.

Albion’s South Africa forward has joined Club Brugge for a season.

He will work under the command of their new coach Philippe Clement, who guided Trossard and Genk to a shock title success last season.

Trossard knows that demands will be high on the Brugge squad this season as they bid to regain top spot.

That can help Tau develop as Albion monitor his potential for a Premier League spot, providing a work permit can be secured.

Trossard told The Argus: “I think it’s a good move.

“In the Belgian League you see a lot of young players develop and move into the bigger leagues.

“I think it is a good step for him to show himself off.

“If he does good there, he can maybe make the step to the Premier League.

“The league is a little similar (to here). It is also physical.

“Brugge are a team who want to play football.

“They want to win the title every year so it will be good for him.”

Tau starred on loan in the second tier for Royale Union Saint-Gilloise last season.

He won the player of the season honours for the division after scoring 13 goals and providing 13 assists.

Now he can expect to work hard under Clement’s guidance.

Trossard added: “He is a coach who likes to play football and who uses a lot of high pressing.

“I saw him playing last season and this coach is good for players who are technical.”

Albion technical director Dan Ashworth added: “This is a great move for Percy.

“It’s a step up to the next level in Belgium, and he also has the prospect of Champions League football.

“It comes off the back of an impressive African Cup of Nations campaign with South Africa and will give Percy the opportunity to further develop his undoubted talent.”

Brugge came from behind at the weekend to win 3-1 at Waasland-Beveren in their opening league fixture.

In the Champions League, they must win through two more rounds if they are to play in the group stages.

The first of those is against Dynamo Kiev.

Trossard was speaking after showing his skills during Albion’s open training session at the Amex yesterday.

Solly March, who ended the 4-0 win at Birmingham on Saturday down injured after a heavy tackle, played a full part in the session.

Jose Izquierdo, Yves Bissouma and Ezequiel Schelotto, who are all recovering from injury, made an appearance towards the end of the session to join in signing autographs.

Meanwhile, Albion playmaker Alexis Mac Allister was rested for Boca Juniors’ opening league fixture of the season in Argentina as they were held to a frustrating 0-0 draw by Huracan.

It is believed Boca were keen to protect him for the second leg of their Copa Libertadores last-16 tie, which takes place in the early hours of Thursday morning, our time.

Mac Allister scored the late winner as Boca edged the first leg 1-0 against Athletico Paranaense in Brazil.

Boca manager Gustavo Alfaro said: “Alexis had a muscular overload and that’s why he wasn’t on the bench so we’ll see if he trains and doesn’t feel any effects from that fatigue.”