After drawing 0-0 with Portugal last week, Ireland managed to secure a 3-0 win over Luxembourg in their latest World Cup qualifying match.
One player that featured in this latest outing that played a big part in the victory was West Brom striker Callum Robinson.
West Brom originally signed Robinson on a loan deal from Sheffield United back in the 2020 January transfer window before securing him on a permanent basis in the following summer window.
With 89 minutes under his belt for his latest international appearance, Robinson not only managed to score Ireland’s third goal of the night shortly before being replaced by Andrew Omobamidele, but he also managed to have a total of three shots on target and completed the one dribble he attempted, proving himself as a real nuisance for Luxembourg’s defenders.
This backs up why former Baggies boss Slaven Bilic previously described the attacker as a “dangerous” player for his West Brom team.
In addition to this, Robinson managed to complete 16 passes and win 60% of his duels in the game against Luxembourg, showing just how useful he was for his country in more than just an attacking sense, ultimately earning himself a strong overall match rating of 7.5/10, making him Ireland’s joint-third highest rated player that started the match, alongside James McClean according to SofaScore.
With this in mind, Robinson, who is currently earning a weekly wage of £18k-per-week according to Salary Sport, has certainly proved that he can be Valerien Ismael’s main attacking outlet at West Brom going forward, even though the Irishman hasn’t managed to score a goal for the Baggies in the Championship since their 4-0 win over his old club Sheffield United back in August.
However, with the 26-year-old, who is currently valued at £5.4m according to Transfermarkt, having appeared in all but one of their league matches this season, this says that Ismael has enough faith in the player to be a useful attacking presence for the team.
With his latest goal for Ireland, Ismael and everyone else at the Midlands club will now undoubtedly be hoping that this can help Robinson get back into the swing of things from a goalscoring point of view so he can help push the team to a promotion place by the end of the season.