He got his big platform at Motherwell – now Cedric Kipre is eager for his Premier League debut with West Brom.

The Ivory Coast youth international is back in the Premier League after fighting his way back up the football ladder. Following a release from Leicester City in 2017, Kipre decided to go on trial at Motherwell.

It would win him a Fir Park deal and the defender went on to make himself a claret and amber hero, endearing himself to the support during his sole year at Fir Park. He left in 2018 for Wigan, a move that netted the Well seven figures.

Earlier in the transfer window he made another step up to West Brom in the Premier League. So far he has only made Carabao Cup appearances but it’s a matter of when, not if, with regards to an EPL debut.

Patience will be key to earning that opportunity and Kipre knows that – but he says he’ll be fit and ready to go when Baggies boss Slaven Bilic calls upon him.

West Bromwich Albion v Harrogate Town - Carabao Cup Second Round

Cedric Kipre will be patient for Baggies opportunities. (Photo by Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images)

“The first game for me was all about fitness because I hadn’t played for a long time so it was good to get 90 minutes,” said Kipre (WBA). “I’ll try to deliver an even better performance than last week. I am feeling better. I am feeling fitter. I’m really looking forward to it.

“It will be a good game to show my qualities. If I play well, I could be in the team for our next game which would mean a Premier League debut.

“I will try my best to do well on the pitch. I know I also have to be patient and be ready for when my Premier League debut comes.”

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