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John Swift is thriving for West Brom of late

On Tuesday, Carlos Corberan secured his much-needed first win as manager of West Bromwich Albion, as they cruised to victory over Blackpool.

Boasting 64% of the ball and having had 11 shots, it was a perfect all-around display that also saw them hold their opposition to zero shots on target.

Whilst Okay Yokuslu might steal the headlines with his late winner, the match marked yet another creative masterclass from John Swift in the number ten role.

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The Turkish stopper was equally involved and offered a calming presence, but on another day his teammate might have got an assist or two from his important passes.

An ever-present figure over the three managers who have held the position this campaign, the 27-year-old had featured in all but one of their Championship fixtures.

However, having started the match against Sheffield United on the bench, it seemed to have provided the necessary spark to see Swift shine once again.

Recording a solid 7.3 SofaScore rating, his incredible involvement is exemplified through a whopping 79 touches across the full 90 minutes.

With the ball, he then managed to complete four key passes as well as fire off two shots.

Had his pinpoint balls been converted, it would have surely fired his rating up even higher, but as is the way with the mild-mannered midfielder, he will likely not have been seeking acclaim.

His willingness to get stuck into the dirty work stands as proof of this, as despite losing the ball a whopping 26 times, he also competed in an astounding 17 duels, making one tackle and two interceptions.

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Journalist John Drury of the Express and Star had admitted that the Englishman had gone through a “bad run of form”, but “looked more fluid” in his display.

 This denotes the improvement the Spanish manager has made in such a short space of time, with his appointment confirmed just over a week ago.

Swift should hope to continue this form that sees him ranked atop the SofaScore ratings for West Brom, as his performances, which have the tendency to “make people look silly” – in the words of Mark Cooper – could be crucial to any success Corberan hopes to have at the Hawthorns.

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