By Tim Dacey

20th Oct, 2020 | 8:07am

'Immense', 'A tank' – Some West Brom fans think they have found a new Hawthorns hero

Slaven Bilic admitted that a draw was a fair result as West Brom and Burnley played out the Premier League’s only 0-0 draw so far.

It meant there was no goal for new striker Karlan Grant on his debut, but he impressed along with Branislav Ivanovic and Conor Gallagher as Bilic introduced the summer’s new blood into his side.

And it was Ivanovic who stood out for us. He was brilliant on the ball but it’s what he did off it that shows why Bilic wanted to sign the veteran defender.

From the start, he was barking out orders and organising the backline and he played a huge part in helping West Brom record their first clean sheet of the campaign.

He rolled back the years at The Hawthorns on Monday evening, earning a solid 7.5 rating from WhoScored – the second-highest on the pitch for the Baggies.

It’s taken time for Bilic to get him up to speed but we’re expecting him to be a regular in the West Brom backline now – as long as he can stay fit.

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The 36-year-old played the full 90 minutes on Monday evening and it bodes really well for the side ahead of the next game.

And Ivanovic, along with the rest of the Baggies, now have a full week to recover ahead of the next game against Brighton on Monday.

Here is a selection of reactions from happy Baggies fans to their new ‘tank’ at the back…

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