Despite boating 55% of the ball, the Baggies were outplayed at times by the Sky Blues, who recorded 17 shots with eight on target, compared to the five shots and just three on target from Carlos Corberan’s side.
It was a result that, with a win, could have taken them to within two points of the playoff spots.
Perhaps for their upcoming fixture with Bristol City on Boxing Day, the Spanish manager could reconsider Grady Diangana’s place in the side, given he has not started a game since Corberan’s first game in charge back in October.
What could have given him a gateway to force his way back in is the poor performances of Jed Wallace and John Swift, who were handed a 6.2 and 6.1 rating respectively.
Boasting a maverick play style unlike many at the club, his inclusion could provide the talent and unpredictability needed to inject some goals into this side.
Renowned editor for the local area Graeme Brown even claimed last year that he was the only one “with potential for magic” in the squad.
It is Corberan’s biggest issue at the moment, but starting this potential game-changer after the poor performances on Wednesday should be a no-brainer.