The Express and Star reported yesterday that Daryl Dike was ready to make his long-awaited injury comeback for the first team as he featured for the U21s on Monday evening.
Having signed in January, the American has only managed to feature three times for the Baggies due to numerous ailments.
With a misfiring strike force that cost Steve Bruce his job, Carlos Corberan could be set to benefit from his predecessor’s marquee signing now after seemingly having stopped their rut.
These back-to-back victories were both won by a one-goal margin, with a clean sheet upheld.
To now add the American to this side could see West Brom propel themselves up the table in a flash.
Still just 22 years old, his physical presence and goal-scoring prowess will make for a fine addition to replace the likes of Karlan Grant and Brandon Thomas-Asante, who combined only have five goals this campaign.
Seemingly a consistent goal-scorer at the level required, he could be the final piece to complete Corberan’s side and truly reignite their rise up the table.
What makes the news even sweeter is the fact that despite the U21s’ 5-1 drubbing this week, he managed to score from the spot and complete a full half of football. It will not only build his fitness, but a goal for the forward will help his confidence exponentially.
After what has been a dismal campaign for the team, with just 22 goals scored in 19 games, this could be the catalyst to allow the new manager to unleash his side with the confidence that, should the chances be handed to this forward, he will score them.
His return against the Potters could also be important in helping them achieve three wins on the run for the first time this campaign.