Nottingham Forest are up to ninth in the Championship following a 2-1 victory over Brentford at the weekend, in a match that saw Forest defender Molla Wague come off the bench to score the winner on his debut, to hand Martin O’Neill’s side all three points.
The 27-year-old joined Forest on loan for the remainder of the season on February 1st from Udinese, having previously had a loan spell at Watford in the 2017/18 season.
So should O’Neill hand a start to Wague against West Brom after scoring a debut goal?
“It’s a hard one.
“Milosevic and Robinson were solid at the weekend, but Wague impressed when he came off the bench.
“Squad rotation could be key, however.”
“He’s given him a nice headache, so O’Neill will be delighted.
“A win changes everything for Forest and Wague will be pushing for a start, I’m sure.
“Whether that comes against Albion is up for debate, but O’Neill isn’t going to be grumbling.”
“Scoring a goal will do his chances of starting no harm.
“But that should not define why he should be in the team.
“O’Neill will select a side that he thinks will be most suitable to win the game, and while scoring increases his chances, it is not what will make him a definite starter – it’s what he did the rest of the game that will count more.”