West Bromwich Albion have enjoyed a fine turnaround under Carlos Corberan, leaving Steve Bruce’s miserable tenure well and truly in the past.
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.
The latter was arguably an emergency addition to cope with the injury of Daryl Dike, who was signed by Bruce in January.
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.
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.