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West Brom: Andy Carroll handed big lifeline

Having scored 40 league goals fewer than Championship table-toppers Fulham, West Brom made their move in the early stages of the January transfer window to add some more firepower to their squad with the signing of Daryl Dike.

Unfortunately, the former Orlando City forward was recently and cruelly struck with a muscle injury which will now keep him out of action for a considerable amount of time.

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Before the transfer window closed, the Baggies managed to bring in another striker – presumably as a result of Dike’s injury – in the shape of former Reading and Newcastle United marksman Andy Carroll on a free transfer until the end of the season.

The striker joined Reading in November after he left the Magpies, where he was picking up £23k-per-week according to Salary Sport last year, as a free agent in the summer.

During his brief stint with Veljko Paunovic’s side, the striker scored two goals and provide one assist in eight league appearances prior to finding himself out of the squad shortly before joining the Baggies.

Now that the 33-year-old has made his way to The Hawthorns, this will be a great chance for him to not only put his underwhelming time at Reading behind him, but also to potentially achieve something great by getting the Baggies back into the Premier League again.

While his first performance in a West Brom shirt in their recent 2-0 defeat against Millwall may not have been memorable, there is an argument to be made that Carroll didn’t arrive in ideal circumstances, given the Baggies’ dreadful run of form which got former manager Valerien Ismael the sack.

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Now that his former Newcastle boss Steve Bruce, under whom the striker played 43 times at St. James’ Park, has entered the frame at West Brom, they will need to work together again to the best of their abilities if Albion are to have any hope of securing promotion by the end of the season.

If Bruce can get a positive tune out of the striker in the coming weeks and months in terms of goals and strong performances, this should give the Baggies a great chance of being in with a shout of promotion, especially since goals are what the team badly needs.

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