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West Brom: Steve Bruce must unleash Callum Robinson

West Brom are under pressure to secure a play off position in the Championship this season, after failing to sustain their battle for an automatic promotion spot this season following a number of poor performances and bad results, leading them to fall to 11th in the league table currently.

Steve Bruce has been appointed to improve upon the season so far, after the club sacked Valerien Ismael last month, but after three games has only been able to secure one point from nine, perhaps proving that the issues at West Brom are far deeper than management at this point.

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Whilst the fate of the season could be out of the hands of the ex-Newcastle United boss at this point, due to the manager not being able to have a transfer window to bring his ideal players in, he could look more into his selection process for the team and switch up the starting line up to find the key to the success West Brom enjoyed in the early months of the season, when they were picking up results.

One player who should be getting more game time is Callum Robinson, who has been a consistent player for the side when he has been given the chances to this season.

Robinson who was hailed “first class” by Sky Sports commentator Don Goodman, has made 31 appearances, scoring six goals and bagging eight assists across all competitions, but has only made 59% of his league appearances in the starting line up, which is surprising considering he is the second-highest scoring player and has the most assists in the squad this season so far.

It begs the question as to why the £5.4m-rated star is not more of a regular starter in the side, and why he has only appeared in one of Steve Bruce’s starting line-ups, which happened to be against Blackburn Rovers where they picked up their only point since the new manager’s arrival, and he has been subbed on in the last 15 minutes of the other two games that ended in defeat.

Should Robinson start vs Middlesbrough?





West Brom will face Middlesbrough on Tuesday and Bruce must wise up to the talent and ability sitting on his bench that could be more impactful if they were starting in the team over other players who are less effective, like Adam Reach who hasn’t registered a single goal for the side from his attacking position.

Thus, finally unleashing Robinson in the team consistently could be the lifeline that saves West Brom’s season.

In other news: Adam Reach let down the team against Luton

Article title: West Brom: Steve Bruce must unleash Callum Robinson

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