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Saido Berahino Firing His Way Into Consideration

The West Brom forward has made an impressive start to his 2013 campaign with club and country.

Bryn Lennon

If you don't watch the England U21's and you're not a West Brom fan, you could be forgiven for not knowing who Saido Berahino is. He is only just coming onto the scene with his club after several successful loan spells out at Northampton, Brentford and Peterborough.

However he has now scored 10 goals in 12 appearances for club and country in 2013, and after his strike against Crystal Palace at the weekend, his good run of form doesn't look to be coming to an end any time soon.

Berahino should be on England duty a week on Thursday as the England U21 side take on Finland at Stadium MK in the European Championships qualifier, and we will be paying close attention to the impressive youngster who looks to have a bright future for the National team.

If you don't know anything about Saido, his story is a very interesting one. Born in Burundi East Africa, Saido and his family fled the war-torn country when he was just 10 years old, settling in England. He signed with the West Brom academy when he was just 11 years old and has worked his way up with hard graft and dedication to the cause.

He is only now starting to get the regular playing time that his performances have warranted. Saido has represented England at the U16, U17, U18, U19, U20 and U21 level and if he keeps performing to his ability and he keeps his nose clean, he'll be adding a senior cap to that list before too long.