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1 goal, 8 forward passes: Is this West Brom man proving to be an astute bit of business?

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Despite leading the Championship standings in January, West Bromwich Albion opted to bolster their squad in the transfer window after losing Grady Diangana to injury.

As well as signing Kamil Grosicki for an undisclosed fee from Hull City, the Baggies decided to swoop for Sheffield United winger Callum Robinson.

Brought to the Hawthorns on a temporary basis until the end of the 2019/20 campaign, the 25-year-old marked his debut for West Brom with an impressive display against Luton Town.

Robinson then backed up this performance during the club’s victories over Millwall and Reading before netting his first goal for the club in their clash with Nottingham Forest last Saturday.

In what turned out to be a thrilling encounter, the Baggies were forced to settle for a point in-front of their supporters.

After Robinson’s opener was cancelled out by an own-goal from Kyle Bartley, West Brom regained their advantage as Tobias Figueiredo diverted into his own net in the second-half.

Seemingly heading towards a fourth successive league victory, the Baggies were pegged back by Matty Cash’s sublime stoppage-time strike.

West Brom were denied a winner in the final minute of the game as Bartley was adjudged to be offside by referee Keith Stroud after Robinson fired past goalkeeper Brice Samba.

As a result of this draw, the Baggies extended their advantage over third-place Fulham to seven points.

Here, in our latest spotlight article, we assess whether signing Robinson from the Blades is turning out to be an astute bit of business by the Baggies by taking a look at his statistics from Saturday’s showdown with Forest.

Although Robinson was predominately used by the Blades as a centre-forward during the first-half of the 2019/20 campaign, he has lined up as a winger in all four of his appearances for West Brom.

Featuring alongside the likes of Matheus Pereira and Filip Krovinovic, the Republic of Ireland international delivered a promising display against Forest.

During the 101 minutes worth of action that he played during this particular fixture, Robinson illustrated that he is not afraid of testing the goalkeeper as he registered three shots on target.

Given that one of these aforementioned efforts sailed into the top-corner, it is clear that the winger possesses all the ingredients needed to make a difference for the Baggies in an attacking sense.

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Having scored 12 goals at Championship level last season for Preston North End, there is no reason why Robinson cannot achieve a great deal of success in the coming months with West Brom.

Always willing to take the game to the opposition, the winger completed seven successful dribbles as well as eight forward passes in last weekend’s clash.

Providing that he is able to build upon these particular statistics, Robinson may end up setting the second-tier alight between now and the end of his loan spell at the Hawthorns.

However, in order to fend off competition from the likes of Matt Phillips and Grosicki, it is imperative that he works on his overall range of passing as he was only able to complete 61% of his attempts against Forest.

Yet when you consider Robinson’s contributions as a whole over the past few weeks as a whole, he is unquestionably proving to be a shrewd addition to West Brom’s squad.


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