A number of West Brom supporters have bemoaned the performance of Adam Reach during the Baggies’ heavy 6-0 defeat against Arsenal in the League Cup on Wednesday night.
Valerien Ismael opted to field a very youthful side against Arsenal with the West Brom manager clearly placing a firm priority on the league, rather than on the chances of pushing for a surprise result against the Gunners.
Adam Reach was one of a handful of first-team players that got the chance to start for West Brom against Arsenal and get some vital minutes under their belt.
The 28-year-old though alongside the likes of Robert Snodgrass, Kenneth Zohore and Cederic Kipre were unable to help the Baggies avoid a heavy defeat at the Hawthorns.
Reach endured a difficult evening in terms of the defensive side of his game and he was often found out of position in his right-wing-back role as Arsenal got in behind the Baggies’ defence.
While Reach was also guilty of missing one of West Brom’s best chances in the game. The 28-year-old put the ball wide after the Baggies cleverly worked him some space in the box after a short corner in the first half.
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Many West Brom fans were not impressed by Reach’s display and the overall consensus was that the 28-year-old did not do enough to show he can be a key starter for them this term in the Championship.
Here, we take a look at some of the best reactions on social media…
— Andy Poole (@AndrewP66683304) August 25, 2021
Adam Reach is terrible btw #WBA
— Jamie Theodosi (@JamieTheo2) August 25, 2021
Reach has been extremely poor, not much in way of effort and delivery has been well off. Snodgrass I can understand as he’s been out for so long. Reach, no excuses.
— LondonBrommer (@BrommerLondon) August 25, 2021
Really poor half from Reach, poor crossing and positioning is all over the place. Pepe has got in behind him all game
— JD WBA (@JDWBA2) August 25, 2021
The kids have stood up well but this could get really ugly. Arsenal have the ability to just cut through them at will. Just hope this isn’t a confidence destroyer for them.
As for the much hyped Mr Castro. Much ado about nothing so far.
Reach- Poor #wba
— Craig McLeod (@portlandbaggie) August 25, 2021
Adam Reach is woeful
— RICH (@ATID69) August 25, 2021
Useful squad player but he’s not a leader. See that tonight
— P.M@Geordiebaggie (@Geordiebaggie) August 25, 2021