A question on Twitter about Charlie Austin has prompted polarised opinions from some West Brom supporters.
Albion fan page @BaggiesHQ asked followers whether the 30-year-old would be the team’s main striker next season if they are in the Premier League, sparking a debate about the ex-Southampton man.
If we got promoted, do you see Charlie Austin being our main striker next season?#WBA
— Baggies HQ (@BaggiesHQ) May 14, 2020
A £4m signing from the Saints last August, Austin has scored nine goals for West Brom this season, making him their second highest scorer behind Hal Robson-Kanu. He has been particularly effective as an impact substitute, coming off the bench to score decisive goals against Sheffield Wednesday, Preston and Birmingham during a rich spell in the run-up to Christmas (as per WhoScored).
However, he has only scored once since mid-December and not even that flurry of goals towards the end of 2019 could earn him a regular starting spot in Slaven Bilic’s side – Austin has started only three Championship games since the November international break (as per WhoScored).
Will Charlie Austin play much next season if Albion are in the Premier League?
These West Brom fans had a mixture of opinions on whether the 30-year-old would lead the line regularly for the Baggies if they are a top-flight club next term:
He’s a top pro need someone of his ilk, learned to not write him off
— Michael 🇭🇷 Singhíć (@MichaelSingh25) May 14, 2020
No, but would keep him could be the difference in tight games
— Serg (@SurjitThiara1) May 14, 2020
Cant see him being our main striker. Can see him staying though.
— 🥒 rick (@picklemyrick85) May 15, 2020
Unfortunately no. Legs have gone.
— Ned J (@NedJ55135980) May 14, 2020
Not a prayer ….. expect him to move on in the summer
— David Kendrick (@DavidKe30081373) May 14, 2020
No , need a 20M striker to do well really
— Baz (RT Pinned) (@ftblchaz) May 14, 2020
West Brom fans, can you see Austin getting much game-time in the Premier League if the Baggies go up? Comment below with your views!
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