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The 25-year-old who should be top of West Brom’s shopping list: Comment



West Brom will be desperate for the Championship to resume as they look to win promotion back to the top-flight.

Slaven Bilic’s side boast a six-point lead over third place Fulham with just nine games remaining, so they have a commanding lead at a crucial stage of the campaign.

However, it wasn’t this comfortable for Albion just a matter of months ago.

A poor run over Christmas and throughout January saw the chasing pack close in on the Baggies and it appeared as though Bilic’s men had ran out of steam.

Yet, the signing of Callum Robinson towards the end of the January window transformed the team.

Having picked up seven points from eight games before the Irishman’s debut against Luton, Albion collected 17 from the eight fixtures Robinson has played since signing.

Whilst there are several other players who have rediscovered their form in that period, there’s no denying the impact the 25-year-old has made.

In Grady Diangana’s absence, the on-loan Sheffield United man has given Albion a quick, direct threat in behind, something that they had been lacking after the youngster picked up an injury.

That has a knock-on effect too, with Matheus Pereira benefiting from the inclusion of Robinson as not only does he have someone to find with his passing range but the opposition have to sit deeper, giving him more space to operate.

You can never tell how a loan signing will work out and there’s always an element of risk when a side chasing promotion adds to the squad as it may upset the dynamics inside the changing room.

For Robinson though, everything has clicked straight away. He has settled into the team, has made an impact and Albion should be doing all they can to bring him in on a permanent basis at the next transfer window.

At 25, his best years should be in front of him and the Blades are unlikely to demand a huge fee considering he didn’t make a huge impression at Bramall Lane. Plus, their success makes it unlikely that Robinson will get back in Chris Wilder’s plans moving forward.

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Of course, football has taken a back seat right now and even when the season does restart, the only focus for Albion will be about getting over the line.

For the hierarchy though, plans need to be put in place and even eight games into his career, signing Robinson looks as though it should be a priority for West Brom.

Thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.

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