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West Brom have already struck gold on Daryl Dike

West Bromwich Albion have enjoyed a fine turnaround under Carlos Corberan, leaving Steve Bruce’s miserable tenure well and truly in the past.

Before the enforced World Cup break, the Baggies had won their last three Championship games, having kept clean sheets in all of them.

The Spaniard’s new regime is clearly built upon solidity, but this is a decision likely based on necessity rather than preference, given his underperforming front line.

Karlan Grant has just three goals in the league this season, and summer signing Brandon Thomas-Asante has only mustered the same tally too.

The latter was arguably an emergency addition to cope with the injury of Daryl Dike, who was signed by Bruce in January.

The American was coming off the back of a fine loan spell at Barnsley where he had scored nine in 19 and previously had ten goals in 18 MLS games.

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He clearly boasts a prolific skillset, and his return for the U23s will have been a huge boost for everyone at the club. Not to mention the fact that he scored too, before being brought off at halftime.

There will be hope that he can maintain fitness over the month-long rest, returning with a bang come the 12th of December.

Despite his injury woes, there has been an undeniable rise through the ranks for the 22-year-old.

Only in August of 2020 was he valued at just €100k (£86k), and in two shorts years has catapulted to an outstanding €7m (£6m).

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This marks a sensational 6876% increase, and in such a short time, this is indicative of just how impressive Dike has been over this period.

The £32k-per-week talent was expected to be a star for the Midlands outfit, and whilst a consistent run for the side has had to be postponed, he could now help the Baggies push themselves up the table in the second half of the season.

Having earned praise from football coach Nigel Quashie in the summer, fans can finally rejoice that the man who looked “a beast” will be fit once again.

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