View: Ismael has found solution to Grady Diangana's West Brom struggles
West Brom struggled to impress during their goalless draw against Derby County on Tuesday night but Grady Diangana was a bright spark.
The attacking midfielder, 23, put in his best performance in the Baggies shirt in a long while, and Valerien Ismael appears to have found a solution to a problem that has persisted for a couple of months now.
While Diangana did not threaten to score or create clear-cut chances for his teammates, The Hawthorns saw the old version of the former West Ham man, and fans will hope his newfound inspiration and confidence are here to stay.
The winger was deployed in his favoured position on the left wing, and it worked magic.
As shared by The Athletic, the Baggies ace had 62 touches and made 25 successful passes – his best return in the departments in the season so far.
He has operated from the right across a long spell, but he often struggled to drift and find dangerous positions in which to play and fully express himself.
Diangana played a huge role as West Brom sealed Premier League promotion at the end of the 2019-20 season, and fans witnessed those trademarks moves that had long been missing on Tuesday night.
He exuded a constant desire to burst between defenders, often changing pace unexpectedly.
The forward regularly dropped the shoulder and was in his element, and producing more of such performances would help boost the team’s chances of securing an immediate return to the top-flight at the end of the season.
Fans were disappointed with West Brom’s consecutive Championship draw, but Diangana’s display caught the eyes, and he now needs to start delivering such regularly.
In other West Brom news, pundit is certain the Baggies star will be handed new deal with clause inserted.