Some West Brom fans have blasted Semi Ajayi for his poor first-half performance against Blackpool in the FA Cup. 

Ajayi started in the centre of midfield at Bloomfield Road in a much-changed team selected by Sam Allardyce.

Ajayi failed to impress in his new role during the opening 45 minutes and he is lucky to still be on the pitch.

Ajayi was booked 15 minutes into the game for a very late challenge on Blackpool’s Kenny Dougall and if VAR had been in operation he may have received his marching orders.

It was a very rash tackle from a player who usually provides a calm head at the back when Albion are under pressure.

This new role in the midfield may have been a step too far from Allardyce as on another day, the Baggies’ poor disciplinary record this season could’ve got even worse.

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The Baggies struggled in the first half against the League One outfit and Ajayi’s performance was the personification of the entire team’s poor efforts.

He was slow, off the pace and he looked slightly scared by the whole occasion, which doesn’t bode well for when the club return to league action.

Some Albion fans took to social media to berate Ajayi for his reckless challenge with one labelling him ‘brainless’.

Others criticised his overall performance and claimed that they never wanted to see Ajayi play in midfield again.

Here is how some West Brom fans reacted to Ajayi’s first-half performance against Blackpool.

In other West Brom news, a reliable source has provided an update on Albion’s pursuit of a defender.

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  1. It’s almost as if the players don’t want to play for allardyce. I can’t say I blame them.

    Were knowhere near as bad as we’re playing and that’s due to one man

    Were finished. Nothing good will happen while Fat Sam’s at the club.


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