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West Brom: Bruce can form deadly duo with Tom Lawrence transfer

West Bromwich Albion didn’t give their fans much to shout about during the recent Championship campaign in regards to the team’s attacking power.

With just 52 league goals scored throughout the season, the Baggies ended their rather underwhelming campaign with the lowest percentage for shots on target (29.1%) in the division and the joint lowest rate for goals per shot (0.07).

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However, one figure that the Midlands club could rely on more often than not to get them firing is Karlan Grant.

In 44 league appearances, the attacker found the net 18 times and delivered six assists in the process, leaving him with more goal contributions than any of his West Brom teammates.

Even though the Baggies only finished tenth in the league, it’s safe to say that their season would have been even more miserable had they not had the 24-year-old and his attacking talent in their side.

With the next summer transfer window set to open for business in the coming days, one figure that Steve Bruce could bring in to add an extra attacking dynamic to his side to potentially create a deadly duo alongside Grant is Tom Lawrence.

Having been linked with a move to the Hawthorns last month, the Welshman certainly has what it takes to be a great attacking asset for the Baggies.

In 264 Championship appearances, the 28-year-old has delivered 90 goal contributions in total with 50 scored and 40 assisted.

His latest and potentially last season with Derby County saw the attacker find the net 11 times and deliver five assists in 38 appearances, making him, just like Grant at West Brom, their top goalscorer and assist provider.

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Labelled as a “smashing talent” in the past by Steve Evans, Lawrence racked up an average of 2.7 shots per game this season, which is higher than the 2.5 average that Grant ended the campaign with.

This shows just how much of a danger he can be for opposition goalkeepers, which is something that West Brom could have done with a bit more of to get them in with a shout of getting promoted.

In a recent poll ran by Football FanCast, 91% of voters said that they would want to see the Derby star at the Hawthorns for next season, which suggests that it would be a very popular move with the fans should the club be successful in their attempt to sign him.

If West Brom can secure a deal for Lawrence on a free transfer once his contract runs out at the end of the month and get him in the team alongside Grant, this could be a scary duo that puts the team back in the Premier League.

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