Albion Under-23 midfielder Oliver Burke is having a sensational run of form in the Premier League 2, leading to calls for a run in the first-team.
Burke arrived at the Hawthorns in August 2017, having been allowed to leave by RB Leipzig after just one season, but is yet to forge a first team role for himself.
Manager Darren Moore has even put the Scotsman on a dedicated training program in a bid to ignite his career for the club, and has so far seen the rewards in the PL2 with four goals in four games, including a brace last time out against Fulham on Friday.
Across the player’s debut season back in England, Burke featured in 15 Premier League matches, all without a goal, with his best record coming back in 2016-17 when he netted four times in five games at Nottingham Forest before his move to Germany went through.
The 15 Premier League appearances last season totalled 358 minutes of action, having twice started for the Baggies and assisted two goals.
Now with Jake Livermore suspended, having seen red at the weekend in West Brom’s defeat to Wigan, fans are calling for the 21-year-old from Kirkcaldy to feature in Wednesday’s home match against Derby County.
Really would hope to see Burke/Leko/Sakho named in the squad for the two home games this week. Would like to see Edwards replace Mears in the starting line up IF Phillips is still out and see Sam Field start in his preferred position with Livermore suspended. #wba
— Andy Warner (@warnerchief) 23 October 2018
Will Burke and leko be playing
— jackwba22 (@Jackrolo123) 22 October 2018
You keep saying the same things , so why not ask the question why is barry not playing left cf ? Why is field not between Livermore brunt/Morrison, barnes behind Gayle? Why are leko harper edwards, harper Burke, not always on subs bench
— Bal (@BalWBA35) 22 October 2018
What does Burke have to do to get into first team? #wba
— Foxy? (@fox_cal_wba) 22 October 2018
Think Moore will go with Barry & Hoolahan tomorrow night, which isn’t bad if you want to keep hold of the ball which we’ll need to do but question marks about legs in there. Hopefully Phillips/Sako fit to start & Burke should replace HRK on the bench. #wba
— Adam. K. (@A_Kemo26) 23 October 2018
Burke scored…. pic.twitter.com/AGLYt7bGLU
— Howesy24 (@_howesy) 23 October 2018
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