West Brom have been in good form this season with a number of signings shining for the side in recent weeks.
West Brom were unable to follow up their fantastic result against Tottenham as they fell to a 2-1 defeat against Liverpool on Saturday. They did show encouraging signs throughout the game though, including a Gareth McAuley goal that threatened to lead onto an equaliser.
In the wake of the game, the Birmingham Mail reported that West Brom have been looking at options to bolster their forwards after a match in which they were outscored by their opponents.
Ultimately though, it was not enough and the Baggies were beaten. It is very positive for the team and fans though, that even after Liverpool came out of the blocks quickly and it seemed like Pulis’ side were in danger of being blown away with two first-half goals, they were able to regroup and looked far more like the side that earned a 1-1 draw with Tottenham. The result leaves West Brom in 13th place in the league with 10 points, three points clear of Hull City in 17th place.
While the Baggies current position in the league does not look particularly safe, it is interesting to note that they are currently working through an incredibly tough run of fixtures which sees them host league leaders Manchester City on Saturday. Therefore, their form is more likely a result of playing all of the league’s top teams in quick succession.
If the supporters feel like they are in need of some good news then, Tony Pulis and his managerial team seem to be on the cusp of supplying it. The Birmingham Mail have reported that West Brom handed a trial to youngster Ferdinand Takyi recently and he impressed hugely.
They reported: “Albion’s coaching staff will examine a video of tonight’s match and potentially field Takyi in another game before deciding whether to hand him a deal” before adding: “He’s certainly got off on the right foot”.
The young forward is a giant, standing at 6 feet and 5 inches, and, as expected, he was fantastic in the air and used his size and strength to superb effect.
His flicks and soft touches were more reminiscent of Zlatan Ibrahimovic than they were of Peter Crouch, which will excite the fans hugely.
The 22-year-old was born in Africa before moving to Germany. He has played in the Bundesliga Two and for Latvian side Spartaks in the Europa League qualifiers.
With West Brom needing to reinforce their attacking options this season, it seems like this little known youngster could be the answer to the Baggies thin ranks up front.