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.
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:
What a keeper this is why I want him starting championship games.
— Leo Tube99 (@LeoRedranger8) August 14, 2019
I honestly don’t get how johnstone is still our keeper. I’d play bond over him every single time. Johnstone is a liability I’m afraid. He will have one or two great games in 10 and its just not good enough.
— carl willis (@Baggieslad88) August 14, 2019
Deserves a shot as first choice in my view!
— Ellie Harwood (@ell_tsnmi) August 14, 2019
— Lee (@Lee_Hickmans) August 14, 2019
— Mark Smith (@marksmith504) August 14, 2019
Thought Bond played well at Rotherham in preseason. Worth promoting to first eleven
— The Stupendous Fabuloso Charisma Channel (@sfcc1969) August 14, 2019
Bet he still sits on the bench Saturday even tho he’s better than johnstone
— noel hadley (@baggieboy06) August 14, 2019
Should be no 1
— Nick Davies (@Nickdavies24D) August 14, 2019