Following on from the departure of Valerien Ismael as West Brom’s head coach, the club have now completed the appointment of Steve Bruce as their new manager on an 18-month deal.
While some Baggies fans may be against this latest appointment due to the 61-year-old previously having spells in charge of some of Midlands rivals Birmingham City and Aston Villa, or perhaps because of the poor relationship he had with many Newcastle supporters, there is one thing he could do at The Hawthorns which would surely win over some of the doubters.
Taking into account how West Brom have only scored four goals in their past seven league games, three of which came in a 12-minute spell in one match, it’s safe to say that their forward line could do with some freshening up as they look to win promotion back to the Premier League by the end of the season.
With that in mind, one player that Bruce could bring in to add an extra dynamic to Albion’s attack is 21-year-old Rayhaan Tulloch.
Having made just seven senior squad appearances and played a solitary minute of Championship action for the Baggies so far this season (way back in August), the attacker barely got a look-in when Ismael was in charge.
In 94 appearances across West Brom’s under-18 and under-23 sides, the 21-year-old has racked up 40 goals and 15 assists, showing how much of an attacking threat he can provide.
Also, with Tulloch having played in numerous attacking positions throughout his fledgling career, his versatility on the pitch and presumed eagerness to become a regular first-team player could make him a useful figure for the Baggies.
Unleashing the 21-year-old, who has been called a “star boy” in the past by Jonathan Leko, and seeing Bruce giving him a proper chance to prove his worth to the team could also help the new manager to become an instant favourite among The Hawthorns faithful.
Bruce should definitely consider playing Tulloch in the first team in the coming weeks to see if the youngster has what it takes to perform at a high level and hopefully get them finding the net with greater regularity.
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