Nigel Quashie backs Steve Bruce to lead West Brom back to Premier League
Nigel Quashie believes that Steve Bruce is perfect for West Brom in their bid to get back in the Premier League.
The Baggies finished the last campaign in 10th position in the Championship table, eight points behind sixth-placed Luton Town in what was a disappointing season all round.
Quashie, while talking to the Express & Star, suggested that the former Newcastle United manager will have a big task in hand despite having a proven record.
“He (Bruce) is known for getting teams promoted so at this moment in time I think it’s a good fit,” he said. “I think they got better after he came in and now it’s just trying to find that right balance in the squad.
“How they recruit is going to be so important. It’s a tricky time but get it right and it’s a club that can really push on,”.
The 2021-22 season was a disappointing one for West Brom where despite starting strongly with a 10-match unbeaten run under Valerien Ismael, they finished 10th in the Championship table and had no influential performances to look back on.
West Brom averaged only 51% in possession, had a pass completion rate of 70.5% and only won 26.4 aerial duels per game [Whoscored].
What was even more disappointing in the last campaign was when Bruce arrived at the club in February, there was no reaction from the players which suggested that there was enough hunger to get promotion back or at least fight for a place in the playoffs to have any chance of going up.
While Bruce may have the experience of guiding clubs back to the Premier League, it will be interesting to see how the 61-year-old will perform in the upcoming season with all eyes on him to make it work after a full pre-season.
In other West Brom news, the Baggies have tabled an official offer to seal yet another major new signing this month
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