West Bromwich Albion have had a mixed time of things back in the Championship, though it’s of little coincidence that they’ve improved following the loan capture of Newcastle United striker Dwight Gayle. Indeed, while the 27-year-old may have his limitations at Premier League level, his ability in the Championship is almost unrivalled.
A wonderfully devastating marksman in the second tier, Gayle’s goals previously led the Toon Army back to the proverbial Promised Land in 2016/17 and there’s no reason they can’t do the same for the Baggies.
Darren Moore’s side are currently sat in 9th position but, if the former Crystal Palace ace can continue the sort of form that’s seen him bag three goals in just four starts, it’s hard to see the Midlands club remaining there.
In fact, Gayle is such a coup for the Hawthorns outfit, we recently asked our West Brom supporting readers whether or not they thought he alone would be enough to see them promoted.
Well, an overwhelming 96% of polled fans DO believe he can take them to the Premier League at the first time of asking, despite the known struggle teams have in going straight back up.
No pressure, Dwight.