West Brom fans throw support behind Charlie Austin after early season form

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The top two tiers in English football, the Premier League and the Championship, now embark on their first international break of the 2019/20 season.

Many clubs, particularly in the top-flight, will lose access to their players for at least the next week as they will link up with their respective national teams.

For others, it’s a chance to rest, but that’s not the case for West Brom’s £4m man Charlie Austin.

And no, the 6 foot 2 striker hasn’t earned his first-ever England call-up.

He is using this period to ramp up his fitness so he can cement his name amongst Slaven Bilic’s starting XI.

The 30-year-old didn’t have much of a pre-season after his former Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl practically froze him out of the squad entirely by not naming him for their tours of Austria and Ireland.

Austin put up this tweet on Monday, which has left several supporters at the Hawthorns touting him for big things this season.

One member of the Baggies faithful joked that he would get the beers in at Cheltenham festival if the striker scores 15 goals by then.

Whilst another added that he would be the key to this season and that it was great to see his commitment to the club.

The formidable forward has a more than respectable goal tally in this league alone, scoring 68 times in 134 appearances for both QPR and Burnley, per Transfermarkt.

A further West Brom supporter spoke on behalf of the entire fanbase to say that everyone was rooting for him. Austin has struggled this term and is yet to score a league goal.

Here’s the best of the reaction:

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