West Brom will be looking to not only extend their unbeaten run to a fifth straight game but also increase the gap they hold at the top of the Championship table on Saturday afternoon.
The Baggies face a tough trip to playoff hopefuls Bristol City having won three of their last four to hand them a four-point lead over Leeds United in second place.
Slaven Bilic has quite the selection dilemma considering the rich vein of form his side are in at the minute, but there’s an easy choice on who should lead the line at Ashton Gate come 3pm tomorrow.
The Croatian boss has options aplenty in the striking department but has leant on Hal Robson-Kanu the most in recent matches.
However, despite his phenomenal work rate, the 30-year-old has very little in terms of goals to show for it – failing to find the net in his last six appearances.
There’s a possibility he runs with one of Charlie Austin or Kenneth Zohore, who are both often consigned to the bench, but instead, he should call on a regular presence already in the starting lineup in Sheffield United loanee Callum Robinson.
The 24-year-old forward has been utilised at left-wing since joining late on in January, but his record against the Robins is remarkable, so much so that’ll compound opposition manager Lee Johnson to even further nightmares about him.
According to Between the Lines, Robinson has contributed with a goal or assist every 71 minutes against Bristol City in his career – that’s five goals and two assists in 496 minutes on the pitch.
It is surely a no-brainer to push him forward when there has been fellow winter arrival Kamil Grosicki, and the long-serving Matty Phillips sat on the bench. One of these two can take up a spot out wide alongside Filip Krovinovic in the hole and Matheus Pereira on the other wing.
That’s one scary thought.
Bilic should only have one choice to make, and that’s dropping Robson-Kanu to allow City nemesis, Robinson, to continue to wreak havoc against one of his favourite teams to bag past.
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