Jobi McAnuff says 'it's about the players' at West Brom after important win
West Brom finally broke their four-game winless streak on Saturday as they overcame relegation strugglers Peterborough United at the Hawthorns.
Cedric Kipre, Karlan Grant and Grady Diangana were all on the scoresheet as Valerien Ismael’s side stopped the rot in emphatic style.
But things are still far from rosy for the Baggies and EFL on Quest pundit Jobi McAnuff could still see issues yesterday that need addressing.
“There were certain disgruntled fans as it took a long time, 78 minutes, to get the first goal,” McAnuff said.
“Karlan Grant who has been a good source of goals this season with another one, Callum Robinson with a couple of assists and great to see Grady Diangana score.
“Daryl Dike, played today and missed a few chances and went off with a potential injury so that could be a bit of an issue but it’s about the players that have been there, stepping up and adding to those goals.”
Can’t keep happening
West Brom have had a long-standing issue with scoring early this season and it isn’t something that can continue if they want to still be in the promotion hunt come the end of the season.
Since August, Ismael’s side have scored a measly one goal in the first half of games and that is simply not good enough.
Compared to their promotion contenders, who look to get ahead early and kill the game off before the opposition get a chance, the difference is night and day.
If Dike’s knock isn’t anything too concerning, he could well be in line to be playing a full 90 minutes soon and his sharpness in front of goal will come in time.
Thankfully for the Baggies, both Bournemouth and Blackburn, the clubs they are chasing, have been beaten in the past week by Hull City so they are still within reach of the automatic promotion places if they can put together a good run.
In other West Brom news, a multi-million-pound cash boost could be injected into the club soon.