Slaven Bilic’s West Bromwich Albion are cruising at the top of the Championship with Sheffield United loanee Callum Robinson thriving at The Hawthorns.
West Bromwich Albion’s signing of Callum Robinson has been described as a ‘masterstroke’ by Neil Warnock with the Sheffield United loanee breathing fresh life into the Baggies’ Championship title hopes, while speaking to talkSPORT.
While the January transfer market is often the preserve of panic buys and grossly inflated transfer fees, West Brom have reminded everyone that there is still plenty of value to be found in the winter window.
Republic of Ireland international Robinson has been nothing short of a revelation in his first month at the Hawthorns, inspiring Slaven Bilic’s side to five wins in six games while making their post-Christmas struggles a thing of the past.
And Warnock, who won promotion to the Premier League with an unfancied Cardiff City since in 2018, has hailed a brilliant bit of business.
“I look at Leeds and West Brom, I think West Brom have got a bit too much. Robinson coming from Sheffield United has been a masterstroke,” the veteran coach told the Alan Brazil Sport’s Breakfast (27 February, 8.30am) before giving his take on an enthralling play-off chase.
“I believe Fulham has got the best squad but they are a bit hot and cold. Brentford have hit a bit of a (bad) spell. The play-off (race) is still wide open. My old club Cardiff are still only six points behind!”
Robinson was at his brilliant best as West Brom swept aside his old employers Preston North End on Tuesday night, producing an assist which Bilic himself described as ‘unbelievable’ to set up Hal Robson-Kanu’s early opener.
Supporters of Leeds United and co must be wondering why West Brom did not face more competition for the signature of a proven Championship star.