Ray Wilkins says West Brom’s lack of goals will bring trouble

West Brom are struggling in the final third this season.

The Baggies have become a typical Tony Pulis side this season, but Ray Wilkins has told talkSPORT (aired Friday, 07:55) that this will cause trouble if they cannot start to score more goals.

He said: “They are very solid defensively, West Brom, but you have got to score goals in the Premier League - otherwise it spells trouble.”

West Brom currently sit in 13th place in the Premier League table, with 14 points from 12 games. They have conceded 16 goals, which is a respectable tally for a team expected to finish mid-table, but Pulis’ men have scored only 10 goals of their own.

Salomon Rondon and Saido Berahino are currently leading the goalscoring charts, with only three strikes each, and this needs to improve in the immediate future.

The Baggies do look solid defensively, but this has been at the expense of a unified team performance between the back-line and the attacking players.

There is little flair in the midfield, and few players who can create a chance out of nothing, and Berahino and Rondon have been forced to work on scraps in the final third.

The only time West Brom look consistently threatening is from set-pieces, and this lack of goals could be a real worry soon.

If the Baggies do not improve their form in the final third, they will continue to struggle to win games and pick up points, and a place in the relegation spots will be there to fall into.

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