By Danny Wright

14th Jul, 2022 | 8:10am

Ian Abrahams details extent of Callum Robinson injury as West Brom forward forced off in pre-season friendly win

Callum Robinson’s injury isn’t serious after the West Brom forward was forced off the pitch in the 3-0 friendly win over Northampton on Wednesday, 13 July.

TalkSPORT reporter Ian Abrahams attended the match at Sixfields and reported that Robinson, 27, only suffered a dead leg before he was substituted and replaced by Karlan Grant in the first half.

Daryl Dike, Grant and Adam Reach all scored in the second half to help the Albion win against the Cobblers.

Writing via his personal Twitter account during the game, Abrahams said: “News from the dressing room, Callum Robinson’s injury is just a dead leg.”

Relief

It’s a good job that Robinson hasn’t suffered a serious injury of any kind.

If he had, it’ll impact our chances of being able to offload the Republic of Ireland international.

Robinson may have been involved in plenty of goals last season by scoring seven times and supplying nine assists in 43 Championship appearances.

However, he was terrible away from that and removing him from the wage bill is surely something Steve Bruce needs to look into doing.

Albion have plenty of left-sided attackers in their squad so there’s no need for a passenger like Robinson, who barely turned up to any matches last season.

Preston have been linked with re-signing their former attacker but Sun journalist Alan Nixon reported via his Patreon account on Sunday (10 July) that they only want him on loan.

It is understood that the Baggies want to sell Robinson permanently – which obviously makes sense – but it seems like a temporary agreement is more likely to be reached.

A loan-to-buy could be ideal for all parties but we’re just happy that Robinson’s injury isn’t serious and that hasn’t stopped Preston’s pursuit of the Irishman.

In other West Brom news, a former Albion star is training at the club’s training ground as he looks to find a new club.

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