This is Boiler Man, West Brom’s boiler mascot, making his first match appearance as the club hosted Bolton in their opening Championship fixture of the season.
The Baggies recently announced a two-year partnership with Ideal Boilers that will see the UK heating firm’s logo feature on kit and training wear until the end of the 2019/20 season.
Familiarising himself with the crowd and entertaining the mascots, numerous pictures of the new star of The Hawthorns have circulated on social media.
— JD (@found_a_lock_in) August 4, 2018
— Marc Iles (@MarcIles) August 4, 2018
Yes, that is what you think it is. An ideal boiler mascot! pic.twitter.com/M6yj3zakVt
— Matt Wilson (@mattianwilson) August 4, 2018
Watch Boiler Man stroll out to greet the teams on Saturday:
— Paul Suart (@PaulSuartWBA) August 4, 2018
And here he is meeting the away fans: