Slaven Bilic once again made a number of changes to his West Brom side for the Carabao Cup clash with Brentford on Tuesday.
The Croatian swapped his entire side at the Hawthorns and handed out debuts to both Conor Gallagher and Branislav Ivanovic.
There were three penalties in the game, with the clash finishing 2-2 after 90 minutes, the Baggies eventually losing on spot-kicks.
With Chelsea the next game in the Premier League, Bilic handed Gallagher the opportunity knowing that he would be ineligible for the clash with his parent club.
He started quickly too, missing a perfect opportunity to get off the mark instantly for the Baggies, firing over from the edge of the box.
Throughout the game, Gallagher got more and more into the clash, and he started spraying the ball around with ease to his teammates.
Many Baggies fans reacted to the debut of Gallagher on Tuesday, with the majority happy to finally see some urgency in midfield.
One claimed that he “loved his movements” as the playmaker started to settle into his free-roaming role in the middle of the park.
West Brom News have picked out some of the best reactions below…
Both well, Gallagher is lively and very tidy on the ball. Love his movements. Kipre solid, looks a better defender than I first thought. Passes well
— Jase B (@WBA78part2) September 22, 2020
Great to see a midfielder bursting into the box.
— Touch me I'm sick (@mr_dead_2012) September 22, 2020
30 minutes in, impressed with Gallagher so far #WBA
— Craig W (@bagofcrag) September 22, 2020
Connor Gallagher already proving why's he's more effective then Sawyer's #wba
— Rory (@fxckoffRory) September 22, 2020
Enjoyed that first half. Gallagher looks full of beans #wba
— Ross Melrose (@rmelrose11) September 22, 2020
Liking the look of Gallagher already tbf
— Owen (@Owen_Wba_) September 22, 2020
Like the look of Gallagher already, that ping across to Phillips was a beauty. Think Ivanovic will be so important to our season. Harper playing some good stuff tonight too! #wba
— hannah 🏳️🌈 BLM (@Hannanar) September 22, 2020
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