West Bromwich Albion are back in action tomorrow evening with a clash against promotion hopefuls AFC Bournemouth at the Hawthorns.
The Baggies’ previous league outing saw them fall to a disheartening 1-0 defeat against their Midlands rivals Birmingham City thanks to a goal from Lyle Taylor.
With that in mind, Steve Bruce’s side will undoubtedly be wanting to put that loss behind them and pick up a positive result on Wednesday against the Cherries, who are currently 18 points ahead of them in the league table.
One figure that completed the full 90 minutes against Birmingham that shouldn’t be in the team on this occasion is Callum Robinson.
With just 36 touches in total last weekend, the Irishman could only accurately complete 15 of the 26 passes he attempted.
From an attacking point of view, the £18k-per-week earner failed to register even one clear shot at goal and only completed one of the two dribbles he made.
In comparison, fellow West Brom attacker Karlan Grant at least managed to have one attempt at goal before he was taken off after 68 minutes.
Even without the ball, the striker didn’t have much of an impact for his side, having lost six of the eight duels he was involved in and getting dribbled past on one occasion according to SofaScore.
This display didn’t escape the attention of Baggies journalist Joe Masi, who said that the attacker had a “dreadful” afternoon and delivered a “woeful” performance.
Taking this into account and the fact that Robinson has only managed to score one goal in his past 14 league appearances, keeping the Irishman in the side to take on the Cherries should not be in Bruce’s mind when putting his XI together.
If the Baggies want to have any chance of picking up all three points against Bournemouth, who have found the back of the net 20 more times than West Brom in this campaign, they will need their players to be in top form and in a clinical mood.