Matheus Pereira has been the subject of much debate over recent weeks but many West Brom fans have shelved contract talk to urge him on before the Black Country Derby on Saturday.
There have been recent reports, notably by Steve Madeley in The Athletic, detailing the Brazilian’s apparent unrest in the team and unhappiness at his contract situation.
This has caused a divide in the Albion fanbase with many questioning his work ethic and commitment to the cause but Pereira posted a tweet before Saturday’s lunchtime clash with midlands rivals Wolves captioned “Ready!”.
— Matheus Pereira (@MatheusPereira) January 15, 2021
This prompted a slew of replies by Baggies fans with many urging him well ahead of the all-important Black Country Derby.
This is as close to a must-win game as you can get at this stage of the season with West Brom six points adrift of Brighton who occupy the last survival slot in the Premier League.
After the Wolves game there will be only one more until the halfway point of the season is reached for Sam Allardyce’s side and if they still only have a solitary win to their name, picked up against rock-bottom Sheffield United on November 28, then hopes of staying up will look almost impossible.
It remains to be seen whether Pereira will start against Wolves after the arrival of Robert Snodgrass from West Ham and how the Brazilian has struggled to fit into Allardyce’s plans since he took over from Slaven Bilic.
However many minutes on the pitch he gets he will hope to replicate the heroics of former Baggie Peter Odemwingie who scored a hat-trick in the last meeting between the sides, a 5-1 win at Molineux in February 2012.
Have a look below at some of the best tweets from Albion fans:
This can be you tomorrow ⚽️⚽️⚽️ 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/9PrAhG0tJj
— Laurie Taylor (@trixieloz) January 15, 2021
Tell the lads, put a shift in and give the performance of your lives and you'll return heros. It's as simple as that
— Mogster (@Jasemor) January 16, 2021
Please throw everything you have at those 🐺 tomorrow and do us all proud 🤞 hope you get a hatrick 🤞 #wba 💪💪💪💪💪💙🤍💙🤍
— Baggiesdel (@westwood_adele) January 15, 2021
Be a hero lad
— dan shaw (@itsdanshaw) January 15, 2021
You will reach legend status if you pull this off guys. 💪⚽️🤼♂️
— richard bromley (@rickbrom64) January 15, 2021
— James Baker (@james_baker15) January 15, 2021
Make yourself an Albion legend tomorrow Matheus, this game is as big as it gets for West Brom. Play your heart out. 🇧🇷 🔵⚪️ https://t.co/vRzT3B6ISd
— Jack E Heard (@jackeheard) January 16, 2021
Score the winner and have yourself a 200k a week contract. https://t.co/mnLFd5VmdY
— Matt (@Matt_James44) January 15, 2021
Masterclass incoming🙏🐐 https://t.co/TBh5uFPh2Z
— Matt (@MattS_121098) January 15, 2021
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