Matt Phillips has been largely in and out of the West Brom side recently under Slaven Bilic, with the former QPR winger having so far failed to maintain any real consistency under the Croatian manager of late.
Despite having seven goals and six assists to his name this term, Phillips has found found himself on the bench in each of his side’s last few games due to the return of Matheus Pereira from suspension, with the Brazilian playmaker having been deployed wide on the right in order to accomodate Filip Krovinovic behind the striker.
Phillips has largely proven to be a shrewd addition for the Baggies since arriving from QPR during the summer of 2016, with the Scotsman having played in over 120 games for the Hawthorns club, scoring 20 goals in the process for the Midlands based club.
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Ahead of the club’s mouth watering clash with Nottingham Forest on Saturday, Football League World Journalist Chris Thorpe asked members of the West Brom News & Views Facebook group if Phillips should be recalled to the starting lineup for this weekend’s game, promoting a wide scale response from the Baggies faithful.
Here, we take a look at some of the best responses from supporters via social media today.
Kevin Vickers: He’s due a good performance.
Tony Pickering: It’s no coincidence we are playing better without him starting. It actually means we start a match with 11 men.
John Williams: Sorry but Phillips as been woeful since the Swansea hammering at home, he needed to be dropped and you can see why. I like Phillips but he’s lost interest lately so it is right that he has been dropped.
Quimpton Tarrantino: No, best to save him for the last 20 minutes.
Gary Botfield: Unchanged team if everyone is fit and well.
Glyn Rhys: I would play Philips and Grosicki with Robinson at centre forward.
Mark Barratt: Phillips isn’t up to it anymore, doesn’t seem interested for some reason, I wouldn’t even have him on the bench, give one of the kids his place.
Geoff Bert Hunter: On the bench he and others should try and prove a point if called upon, which can only be good for the team at this stage of the season.