West Bromwich Albion winger Matt Phillips could be back for the club in tonight’s game against Barnsley in the Championship, according to the BBC.
The Scotland international missed the win 1-0 over Middlesbrough after suffering a shin injury in training (via Birmingham Mail).
West Brom go into tonight’s game off the back of extending their lead at the top of the league following their win over Jonathan Woodgate’s side.
The £6.3m-rated winger goes into the game as the club’s top scorer following his four goals in the first 12 Championship games of the season.
Potency in front of goal proved to be a problem for Slaven Bilic’s side as they barely made it across the line against Middlesbrough. The Baggies hit the target with just four of their 19 shots they had on goal, with the side only having one on target in the first half (via WhoScored).
Phillips has shown a change to game this season with his increase output in front of goal. The Scotsman averages two shots per game, and after scoring four goals, he has a conversion rate of 18%, the second-highest in the West Brom squad.
The West Brom attacker has also shown his strength in creating chances with his key passes, averaging the third-most in the side. With an average pass completion rate of 80.5%, Phillips also has good ball retention skill.
The return of Phillips will provide a massive boost in front of goal for Bilic’s side, who seemingly struggled in their last Championship outing.
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