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West Brom player will fancy his chances of a start against Reading after impressive display v Luton Town

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West Brom ran out narrow 2-1 winners against Luton Town at Kenilworth Road on Saturday to go joint top of the Championship in the early stages of the season. 

The Baggies fell behind though, as Harry Cornick opened the scoring to give the home side the lead heading into the break.

But whatever Slaven Bilic said at half-time clearly worked, as substitute Grady Diangana hit a brace within five minutes to give West Brom the lead.

They held on to take a crucial three points, and will be hoping they can build on this impressive showing when they are next in action against Reading.

It’s not going to be an easy game by any stretch of the imagination for the Baggies, with the Royals comfortably beating Cardiff City 3-0 in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

It seems likely that Bilic is going to make some changes to his side for this one though, as he looks to keep his squad fresh for a busy schedule before the international break.

One man that will certainly fancy his chances of being handed a start in this one is Grady Diangana, who couldn’t have asked for a better start to life with his new club.

The young midfielder joined from West Ham on loan until the end of the season, and netted a brace in the first five minutes of his time with the Baggies.

So it’s clear to see that he’s got something about him, and supporters will be hoping to see the youngster build on his match-winning debut for the club.

Diangana replaced Kyle Edwards in the win over Luton at the weekend, and it wouldn’t come as a surprise to see the West Ham loanee being handed his first league start against Reading on Wednesday.

He’s shown real promise going forward, and has pace and trickery to cause defenders problems throughout the course of a game.

West Ham won’t have sent him out on loan in the first place unless they knew he was going to be given opportunities to further his development in senior football.

So it’s likely that Bilic will start him in their next league game this week, and he’ll be hoping he can put in a similar performance to what he did against Luton.

If he can do that on a regular basis, then he’ll be a key player for West Brom as they look to make a timely return to the Premier League this season.


Editorial Assistant at Snack Media, writing for Football League World on a regular basis! Sports Journalism graduate from Southampton Solent University.

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