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TT Battle: Oliver Burke vs Jacob Murphy

West Bromwich Albion fans won’t mind what’s gone on in recent times at the Hawthorns as their players have started delivering on the field, with two wins in their last two Championship games.

One thing that Darren Moore thrived at was bringing in the right men during transfer windows, with his decision to bring in a number of players in January already working wonders in the Midlands.

Indeed, Jacob Murphy was one of the players who was drafted in on loan back in January, but it’s safe to say that the Baggies may not need him beyond the summer as Oliver Burke is set to return once his loan deal expires at Celtic.

With that in mind, let’s compared the two players…

OLIVER BURKE

Oliver Burke has certainly made a name for himself since joining Celtic on loan back in the January transfer window as he’s managed to produce an impressive four goals and one assist in the Scottish Premiership.

The youngster normally operates as a winger but he’s been used at the pinnacle of the attack in the current campaign, which has certainly benefited him up until this point.

West Bromwich Albion fans will be extremely excited to see him return to the Hawthorns in the summer.

TT GRADE: A-

JACOB MURPHY

Jacob Murphy joined West Bromwich Albion on loan from Newcastle United back in the January transfer window.

The Englishman has impressed at times but he’s never really managed to ensure consistency which has seen him drift in and out of the side. Although, he has managed to produce two goals since making the move to the Midlands and his pace has caused a number of teams problems, so he’s certainly been bright.

TT GRADE: B

TT VERDICT:

When comparing these two, it’s safe to say that Oliver Burke is enjoying a slightly more successful time of things at this moment in time over in Scotland and he’s even earned a call-up to the international side.

Jacob Murphy could certainly have a big influence on the Baggies’ play-off push from here on in until the end of the season but there’s no real reason to sign him permanently in the summer, as he struggled to make the step up to the Premier League after joining Newcastle and the Baggies already have Burke returning in the summer.

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