West Brom forward Callum Robinson is currently in isolation after close contact with an ROI player who tested positive for COVID-19 during the international break.
It means the winger-turned-striker could miss the game against Burnley on Monday and, with the club yet to sign another forward in the summer window, fans are furious and fearing the worst.
Injury expert Ben Dinnery confirmed that he is a doubt for the next Premier League game.
Callum Robinson (#WBA) and John Egan (#SUFC) are flagged as doubts heading into this weekends' games. Both players came into close contact with an unnamed Republic of Ireland player who tested positive for COVID-19 and must now self-isolate.
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) October 13, 2020
It seems there might be a possibility that negative tests could see him come out of isolation but that’s not clear and it just shines a light on the Baggies’ need for a new striker.
West Brom manager Slaven Bilic said he was still hopeful of signing a striker before the domestic window shuts on October 16.
But the net has shrunk now after the international transfer window shut last week.
It means that West Brom can now only sign a player from an EFL club, with Karlan Grant still the number one target.
That could still happen but time is running out and these West Brom fans are adamant a player needs to come in to save the season.
As it stands, the club has only Kenneth Zohore and Charlie Austin to turn to, with both players out of favour.
Here are the best reactionb from concerned West Brom fans…
— David stubbs (@stubbo22_) October 13, 2020
— Sean 🇭🇷 (@SeanM93) October 13, 2020
Doesn't matter if he tests negative.
Still has to isolate for 14 days.
— WBA Rainbow Stand 🅙 (@TheRainbowStand) October 12, 2020
Oh dear ☹️
— Dave price (@Davepricescaff) October 12, 2020
No Robinson for Ireland.
We only have Austin (who’s linked with Derby) and Zohore (linked with Wednesday) fit and available.
— Grady Diangana¹¹ (@JoshhWBA) October 11, 2020
Has Robinson got to self isolate? Doomed lol #wba
— Daniel (@ItsYouDanDanwba) October 11, 2020
He could still play up front for us and never come within 2 mtrs of the goalie
— Jako⚽️🏈🍺 🇪🇺✊🏻✊🏽✊🏿 (@jaksoi67) October 11, 2020
— BogkdanWBA (@BxgGraphics) October 13, 2020
Great and we don’t have Kanu either and Austin looks like he’s going we have no one
— WEST BROM FAN TV (@ALBIONFANTV) October 13, 2020
What a ridiculous situation we've put ourselves in. Options are Austin or Zohore who the manager clearly sees as not part of his plans and both may depart.
— Dave Neale (@baggiedave70) October 13, 2020
— Simon (@BrutallyAverage) October 13, 2020