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West Brom must surely start Karlan Grant today

West Bromwich Albion notched their first win in nine games last Saturday, with interim manager Richard Beale doing what Steve Bruce had struggled to do.

However, with no manager lined up as of yet, it seems like he will once again take the reins in the hope of proving it was not just a fluke.

Who would you start up top for WBA today?

Karlan Grant

Karlan Grant

Brandon Thomas-Asante

Brandon Thomas-Asante

His side does still sit in a precarious position, and with just one point separating them from a return to the relegation zone, they cannot rest on their laurels.

Bristol City are the next side they face, however in front of a Hawthorns crowd that will likely be jubilant given the dismissal of Bruce, it could mark a fine opportunity for back-to-back wins.

To ensure the best possible chance however, Beale must surely recall Karlan Grant to start instead of Brandon Thomas-Asante.

It seems like the former Salford City striker’s early-season form has dwindled and given the circumstances they would likely be best-served backing experience over the youthful unpredictability of the 23-year-old.

Not to mention the fact that Grant has scored four goals in the last two seasons of facing the Robins.

Once described by Steve Madeley as “pacy” and “ruthless” by Danny Cowley, it is the latter which will arguably be more important as they host a side just four points above them. It is a game they cannot afford to lose.

Although he has been underwhelming this season, with just three Championship goals to date, his performances in the past should be enough to suggest that he can turn the tide.

Just last season, as his side were marooned in mid-table, he still managed to notch 18 goals in the league as well as provide six assists.

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First up in this West Brom transfer quiz, which club did the Baggies sign Alex Mowatt from?

He is a proven goal scorer at this level, which is exactly what they need during this tumultuous period.

Beale must make the decision to maintain his formation which limited Reading, but trust that the quality from Grant will soon shine through. If he can start to get performances out of him, he could be the man to fire West Brom up the table very quickly.

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