Swansea City head to managerless West Brom on Wednesday night without striker Oli McBurnie, who is sidelined with illness for the fourth time in 2019, that is bound to be a miss for Graham Potter’s side.
McBurnie has been in great form this season with 16 goals and four assists in 33 appearances for the Swans and is bound to be a big loss, having also been unavailable for the defeat to Norwich last time out.
So how big a boost is it for West Brom that McBurnie is missing?
“What a boost this is for the Baggies.
“McBurnie has been Swansea’s main goal outlet this season and he’ll leave a notable void up-front.
“You have to think that West Brom are now favourites heading into their game against the Swans with McBurnie out.”
“Just what they needed.
“After a support-splitting decision was made last weekend in sacking Darren Moore, this will give everyone a lift.
“The players will need everyone to pull together now and focus on getting back in the promotion race.”
“It’s a boost, but then they need every little edge they can get, don’t they?
“They’re in a rut, manager-less and rudderless.
“Admittedly, being fourth and in a rut is better than 23rd though.
“I can see them falling further away if they’re not careful.”
“It is as when he plays, he usually scores.
“McBurnie is Swansea’s top scorer, and anytime one is missing from their club it is automatically a boost.
“I think it could well hand West Brom the advantage in the clash between the two teams.”