West Brom player ratings for the 2016/7 season

West Bromwich Albion's Salomon Rondon celebrates scoring their first goal with James McClean

We rate West Bromwich Albion's players after they finished in the top half of the Premier League.

Ben Foster – 8

Arguably his best season as a West Bromwich Albion player. The 34-year-old handed in fine displays against Tottenham, Bournemouth, Manchester United and others.

Boaz Myhill – 5

Tony Pulis called on Myhill for the EFL Cup and FA Cup – both of which ended in disappointing exists. Myhill will want to forget his failure to stop Tom Ince’s game-altering free-kick against Derby County.

Craig Dawson – 7

Another year at right-back for Dawson. The two headers he scored in the win over Arsenal were a highlight of a solid season. His brief run at centre-back midway through the season suggested he is capable of filling McAuley’s boots when the time comes.

Jonny Evans – 8

One of West Brom’s best pieces of summer business would be keeping hold of Jonny Evans. His assured presence and experience would be very difficult – and costly - to replace. Evans seems to pick up 7’s or 8’s every week.

Marc Wilson – 5

We could see more of Wilson next season if Pulis pursues a deal for the versatile Bournemouth man. He has looked capable cover in his recent appearances.

Gareth McAuley -7

McAuley is still going strong. The centre-back racked up six goals in his sixth season at The Hawthorns. It will be interesting to see whether the 37-year-old is named in the starting line-up, once again, in August.

Allan Nyom – 7

Who doesn’t enjoy Nyom’s mazy runs from fullback? The enigmatic defender has proved to be a surprise bargain after joining from Watford in the summer. He should get more opportunities at right-back next season if Albion finally bring in a natural left-back this summer.

Claudio Yacob – 6

Yacob fell down the pecking order following the arrival of Jake Livermore in January.

Unsurprisingly, the Argentine still had enough chances to rack up impressive interception and tackling stats. Although he might not be a regular starter anymore, the Baggies would benefit from keeping Yacob at the club for the final year of his contract.

James Morrison – 7

Could Morrison’s nine-year Hawthorns be coming to an end? His limited opportunities at the tail-end of the season certainly suggest it might be.

That being said, Morrison’s contribution to West Brom’s pre-40 point run should not be underestimated. He helped bring balance to Albion’s team and scored in the wins against Leicester City, Burnley, Hull City and Stoke City. It might cost upwards of £10m to adequately replace him.

Darren Fletcher – 6

Fletcher has been an integral part of Pulis’ reign – behind the scenes and on the pitch. This season has been full of typically hard-working but, at times, frustrating performances from West Brom’s captain. He also netted fine goals in the wins over Burnley and Sunderland. Fletcher will be missed if he turns down a new deal.

Sam Field – 6

It looked as though Field would feature regularly for the Baggies following respectable showings in early season starts against Bournemouth and Middlesbrough. But the youngster had to wait until May for his next start. The next step for Field is surely a loan to the Championship.

Jake Livermore - 7

So far, so good for Jake Livermore. His first few months as a West Brom player have included some fine outings and an England call-up.

Chris Brunt – 7

Brunt featured in every league game following his return from a serious knee injury in October.

The Northern Ireland remains one of Albion’s most consistent performers and has offered much needed versatility to Pulis’ small squad. He also stepped up with important assists and goals in games at the Hawthorns against Swansea City, Watford, Hull City and Sunderland.

Nacer Chadli – 6

After a flying start to life at the Hawthorns, Chadli’s form tailed off following surgery on his knee in November. Pulis then struggled to find a way to get the best out of Chadli. The Belgium international does not have the pace to spark Albion counter attacks and often gets stuck in ineffectual areas of the pitch.

Hopefully he recaptures his final-third touch of quality during preseason.

James McClean – 7

McClean has shown improvement in his second season at the club. He can count himself unlucky not to have been given more starts and might draw interest in the coming months.

Matt Phillips – 8

Phillips was a revelation during Albion’s impressive mid-season run. His influence has only been highlighted in his end of season absence. There is a good chance West Brom would have pushed past the 50 point mark with a fully fit and firing Phillips.

Jonathan Leko – 5

Leko’s name often rings around The Hawthorns when a spark is needed, but the 17-year-old rarely gets a call. Like Field, he might benefit from a loan move if Pulis opts to bring in another winger.

Hal Robson-Kanu – 6

The Welsh international deserves huge credit for his professionalism during this campaign. Robson-Kanu regularly put in a good shift off the bench and can feel hard done by that he did not receive more minutes.

Salomon Rondon – 6

A fruitful season turned into a long slog for Salomon Rondon following his hat-trick against Swansea City in December. All the blame should not rest on the Venezuelan. Pulis needs to bolster his striking options and find a way to give his forwards a less isolated role.

Departed players: Saido Berahino (0), Jonas Olsson (5), Brendan Galloway (4), Craig Gardner (5)

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