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West Brom fans plead for Jonathan Bond to start Championship games this season

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West Brom boss Slaven Bilic rung the changes for their Carabao Cup tie against Milwall on Tuesday night as they were defeated 2-1 at the Hawthorns just days after meeting in the Championship.

Regular shot-stopper Sam Johnstone was rested in favour of Jonathan Bond getting some game time, and his performance has caused many of the Baggies faithful to wish he would be given a chance in the league.

The 28-year-old joined the West Midlands club on a free transfer from Reading following the expiry of his contract and made just three FA Cup appearances last season.

He has some experience in the Championship across spells at Watford and Reading having played 36 appearances between the two, keeping nine clean sheets.

A number of West Brom supporters took to Twitter to throw their support behind the 6 foot 5 goalkeeper with one fan saying ‘what a keeper, this is why I want him starting Championship games.’

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Others added that they would play Bond over first choice Johnstone every single time as he’s a ‘liability’ whilst a further member of the Hawthorns crowd said he at least deserves a shot.

One fan was rather cynical suggesting that despite a good performance, he reckons the former England under-21 keeper will still be on the bench on Saturday.

Here’s the best of the reaction:

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