To put that into perspective, 16 other clubs in the second tier found the net with greater regularity, even though West Brom finished 10th.
That said, the Baggies were no doubt hoping to have added an extra attacking spark to their side for the second half of the season when they signed Daryl Dike.
After scoring 19 goals in 41 appearances for Orlando City, the American made a move to The Hawthorns in January in a deal worth a reported fee of over £7m. Having made just two appearances for the Midlands club, the 21-year-old was unfortunately struck down with a hamstring injury which ultimately sidelined him for the remainder of the season.
Now that Dike can look forward to the 2022/23 campaign to really get his Baggies career going, one other young attacker who Bruce could unleash to make his Albion side a much deadlier force to be reckoned with is Rayhaan Tulloch.
A product of West Brom’s youth academy, the 21-year-old has made 98 appearances for the Midlands club across their under-18 and under-23 sides, in which he has scored 41 goals and supplied 16 assists, showing just how deadly he can be in front of goal.
Speaking about the teenager in 2020, former England underage coach Steve Cooper waxed lyrical about the Baggies prodigy, saying: “He’s quick and the type of player that’s broken through a lot recently — like Jadon Sancho and Callum Hudson-Odoi.
“I’m not saying he’s at that level but he’s that type of player that could quickly change a game through an explosive movement, a quick dribble or a run in behind and that can have quite an impact on a game.”
Taking all this into account, Tulloch definitely seems to have the talent in him to give Bruce’s side an extra attacking edge and potentially form a deadly duo with Dike if he becomes a regular figure in the team next season.
While the 61-year-old has suggested that a significant transfer overhaul could take place at The Hawthorns this summer, unleashing Tulloch as a regular first-team squad option could potentially save the club millions, especially if he ends up making the most out of any opportunities that he gets in Bruce’s line-up.