Should West Brom feel aggrieved?

A paperwork hold-up with regard to Stephane Sessegnon's move to West Brom has delayed his debut.

Stephane Sessegnon will be available to line-up for his new club West Bromwich Albion this weekend, where they face his former club Sunderland

Wouldn't it have been nice if he could have done so with a game for the Baggies already under his belt?

A paperwork delay, with Sessegnon requiring work permit approval - meant that he was unavailable for the visit to Fulham last weekend, a full 12 days after completed his £6 million move.

The Benin international is required to help the side's strikers out, with their only goal this season coming from defender Gareth McAuley.

The poor form from their opening four games has seen them stuck in the relegation zone in 19th place, making this weekend's home fixture against 20th placed Sunderland an early 'must-win' fixture.

Moaning about the hold up with regard to Sessegnon's paperwork may be akin to crying over spilt milk at this point, but it's certainly infuriating.

Sessegnon, 29, has played in England for two seasons, and played in France, another leading EU country, for nine seasons prior to that.

Had he been available at the weekend to test Fulham on the counter attack, even off the bench as a game-changer, he could have made the difference in terms of converting one point gained into three.

At the end of the season, forget the relegation battle which West Brom are tipped to pull themselves out of, each positional placing earns an alloted and incremental amount of reward money.

And those two points potentially lost could be crucial.

Let us know your view? Has the delay been frustrating?

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