West Brom have got a lot right this season when it comes to bringing players in.
Callum Robinson joined in January and he quickly earned a lot of plaudits from supporters, but there is one January signing who is being misused.
Of course, we’re talking about Kamil Grosicki.
On face value, the winger doesn’t look like that good of a buy, he’s not scored and assisted just once since joining the club and that was over six weeks ago.
However, he’s played just 137 minutes of action for the Baggies, and that simply doesn’t make any sense.
Bringing in a man who contributed to 21 Championship goals last term for just £800k looked like an absolute masterstroke from Luke Dowling, but that investment has quickly been nullified by the manager.
For one reason or another, the Croatian has been hesitant to start the winger, and that has made what looked to be one of the signings of the window appear to be quite a poor purchase.
There’s no doubting that Grosicki has what it takes to make a real impact at The Hawthorns – he was a star at Hull chipping in with nine goals and 12 assists last term, but he’s not been given a chance to replicate those numbers with Albion.
To make matters even worse, there has been a space in the squad for him.
Grosicki’s favoured position may be on the left, but he’s more than capable of playing on the right, with 114 appearances there throughout his career, and there has been an opening on the wing in West Brom’s team.
Surely, that spot should have been reserved for Grosicki, not only to get the Pole involved more but to get the best out of Pereira.
However, Bilic hasn’t quite seen it that way, and the former Hull man has started to look like a bit of a dud signing through no fault of his own.