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Tyrone Mears and James Morrison just aren’t doing enough for West Brom

Tyrone Mears and James Morrison just aren’t doing enough for West Brom

West Bromwich Albion have been very impressive this season, but not all of their side has made as big of an impact as others have.

As West Brom sit in the fourth position in the Championship entering the latter stage of the season, they should be pleased with how they have manoeuvred their way into this the playoff places and sustained that status for such a period of time.

Lots of established players have been on top of their game, such as Dwight Gayle and Jay Rodriguez, as well as some younger players whose performances have also caught the eye, taking Rekeem Harper as an example.

However, not everyone will be able to perform to them heights consistently as some players have not been as impressive as others this season.

With that being said, let’s take a look at two players who have not had the impact they would have hoped this season…

Tyrone Mears

Mears was brought in this season to provide depth and another option for Darren Moore to have at his disposal.

The 36-year-old began the campaign playing regularly in the Championship, either featuring at right-wing-back in a back five, right-back or even left-back.

However, Mears is not quite the player he once was and he has not featured in the League since November, with Mason Holgate and Tosin Adarabioyo’s services preferred more frequently.

Mears has made 11 appearances across all competitions and although he adds a competent level of depth to the squad, he has not been as impactful as he may have hoped.

James Morrison

Morrison is the Baggies’ current longest-serving player and has been a mainstay through the club’s ups and downs for over a decade.

The 32-year-old is now getting on and although he still offers a lot to Moore’s side, when signing his one-year contract extension in the summer, he would have surely been wanting to have a greater impact on the side, having played just three times in 2019.

He has still been a very handy option over the course of the whole season, and despite not playing much of late, his experience can still help guide other midfielders such as Harper.

The option of extending his deal a further year is on the cards, but it is yet to be seen as to whether he chooses to do so, or would prefer to have a greater role elsewhere where he can greatly influence the ongoings on the pitch.

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