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West Brom boss Alan Irvine said he was not too surprised that Charlie Austin was a dominant force in the Baggies' 3-2 loss to QPR on Saturday.
Austin's hat trick prevent Irvine's men from picking up a second win inside a week, and the Scotsman revealed that he'd been tracking the QPR star for years.
"When I was manager of Sheffield Wednesday [in the 2010-11 season] I wanted to sign him," Irvine said.
"I recognised the ability he had at that time, I didn't know how far he would be able to go...
Charlie Austin returned from suspension to steal the show with a hat-trick as QPR recovered from two goals down at home to West Brom to win 3-2 and move out of the Premier League bottom three.
The striker was missing from the defeat at Everton on Monday night but moved on to 11 goals for the season as he hit three to see off a West Brom side which had stunned Loftus Road with a scintillating start.
Harry Redknapp's side looked like the QPR of old in the opening exchanges, gifting chances and possession...