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West Brom’s Charlie Austin issues five-word verdict on Romaine Sawyers

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West Brom will be pushing for a Premier League return in the coming nine Championship fixtures, when the season can resume.  

Slaven Bilic’s side have been going toe-to-toe with Leeds United at the top of the Championship table this season, with the pair now sitting in a strong position to finally put Fulham’s automatic promotion push to an end.

Key to the Baggies’ form this season has been Romaine Sawyers in the midfield, with the ex-Brentford man arriving at the Hawthorns and becoming an instant hit in Bilic’s engine room.

The 28-year-old has made 33 appearances, scoring once and assisting another, yet, his game is about much more than that; he controls the tempo and runs things with his passing.

Recently, it has been pointed out on Twitter that Sawyers’ pass completion is above 90% so far this season, which has prompted Charlie Austin to comment on his midfield teammate.

Taking to his own Twitter platform, Austin issued a five-word verdict:

Amongst West Brom’s remaining fixtures, when the season can resume, are clashes with Brentford and Fulham, two clubs battling just below the Baggies in the play-off picture.

The Verdict  

Sawyers has been a great addition at West Brom, with the midfielder bringing a calm to the Baggies’ play alongside Jake Livermore in the midfield.

He’s helped West Brom become genuine top-two contenders after finishing in the play-offs last season, and if Bilic’s side take that step back into the Premier League, a lot of it will have come down to Sawyers’ return to the Hawthorns.

The 28-year-old is rated highly across the Championship and, clearly, within the Baggies’ changing room.

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Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Leeds United fan and proud to have reported on their promotion-winning 2019/20 campaign.

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