West Brom have made a tremendous start to the Championship season – but former midfielder Carlton Palmer believes the Baggies still need another striker.
Saturday’s last-gasp victory over Peterborough continued Valerien Ismael’s sides unbeaten start to the season, with the three points gained at London Road leaving them below Fulham only on goal difference.
However, whilst West Brom have been free-scoring under the Frenchman, just one of their 13 league goals have come from a striker.
That was courtesy of Karlan Grant, who’s started each of the Baggies’ five Championship fixtures, but besides the former Charlton forward, Ismael has little in reserve.
Jordan Hugill’s loan arrival boosted their striking ranks following his move from Norwich City, but Kenneth Zohore doesn’t appear to be part of Ismael’s plans and Callum Robinson has tended to play out wide despite being more than capable of playing through the middle.
Palmer exclusively told Football FanCast:
“They need a striker, it’s a cat and mouse thing. They’re waiting to do the business from one of two players, I’m sure that’s what they’re waiting to do. They need to bring in a striker and they’re aware of that.”