Taking a closer look at a West Bromwich Albion youngster who deserves a chance to show what he can do in the first-team.
With another Premier League season coming to an end, some club managers may be looking at their first-team squad and contemplating giving some younger players a chance.
One such manager could be West Bromwich Albion’s Tony Pulis; a boss that has seen his side respond brilliantly to his methods since he took charge, to such an extent that the Baggies recently left Old Trafford with all three points and have also secured their top flight survival with time to spare.
With nothing left to play for except pride, now is the perfect time to give youth a chance, and while Pulis will not want to be embarrassed by other Chelsea or Arsenal, there could be a chance for a player like Adil Nabi to come off the bench for his senior debut.
The striker has played 70 times for West Brom’s under-21 side but despite scoring 23 goals and setting up 12 more he is yet to experience first-team action at The Hawthorns.
West Brom have nurtured some wonderful talent over the years but they do not want to see more of their best young players leave, as was the case with Izzy Brown who swapped the Baggies for Chelsea.
The 21-year-old has been on the bench three times this season, twice in the Premier League and once in the League Cup, but it is time Pulis gave him a chance.
Pulis could even make it a family affair by blooding the striker’s younger brother Samir, although at just 17 the midfielder would be far more of a risk despite his undeniable talent.
Either way, the Nabi brothers are two players West Brom must do everything to keep, and certainly in the case of Adil, a chance to show what he can do in the first-team in the next two weeks would go a long way to proving how much they rate him.