Foster tells Berahino to delete Twitter

The West Brom goalkeeper has urged his team-mate to ignore the distractions of social media and concentrate on scoring goals

Ben Foster has told unsettled West Brom striker Saido Berahino to delete his Twitter account and focus on playing football.

The 22-year-old used social media to threaten to go on strike after a transfer in August failed to materialise.

He has since struggled for form and regular football under Tony Pulis, with the club rejecting bids from Newcastle United and Stoke City during the January transfer window.

And Foster has told the England Under-21 international to forget the distractions of social media and concentrate on finding his form once again.

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"When the gaffer says that little incidents have gone on, they're just little silly things that he doesn't need to do," Foster said.

"These days with the likes of Twitter and Instagram, that kind of stuff, people are getting in touch with him from all different corners of the world. The best thing to do would be to delete all that rubbish and just focus on playing football.

"He knows he's here until the end of the season, it's as simple as that. You'd like to think he'll get his head down and get stuck in.

"He just doesn't need it. You saw when he came on that he offers a threat, he'll always score goals no matter where he goes because he is a natural goalscorer."