A number of West Brom supporters have pleaded with Slaven Bilic to bring Grady Diangana into the starting line-up for their next game against Brentford.
The 22-year-old came on as a substitute in today’s goalless draw at home to Birmingham for his first appearance in five months after a hamstring injury ruled him out for several games before the season was halted in March.
The on-loan midfielder played for the final half-hour at The Hawthorns, replacing the ineffective Matt Phillips (who didn’t record a single shot), and, while he and his team-mates were unable to find a route to goal against the Blues, he was responsible for the Baggies’ only two shots on target all afternoon.
As per Sofascore, Diangana also created Albion’s only big chance of a match which they dominated but failed to win, with Birmingham Live reporter Joseph Chapman noting that he had “one or two bright moments”.
These West Brom fans on Twitter called for Bilic to include the youngster in the starting XI for next Friday’s clash at Brentford following his lively display this afternoon:
Grady needs to start ahead of Phillips next game. Phillips just takes too long to do anything
— Theo (@TKPwba) June 20, 2020
How is it that Phillips can keep Diangana and Edwards on the bench and Grosicki out of the squad. We've seen better from Tulloch in his combined 10 minutes of gametime than Phillips since january. #wba
— Timmu Toom (@TimmuToom) June 20, 2020
MOTM was easily Hegazi for me. Rest were poor but very understandable considering we haven’t played competitively in 3months. Diangana needs to start against Brentford, gonna be a good attacking game.
— 𝐃𝐀𝐍©️ (@DanWba_15) June 20, 2020
Please start Diangana Instead of Phillips next Friday?
— Sean Lloyd (@Lloyddd95) June 20, 2020
3 games without a goal. Clearly Kanu shouldn’t be our starting striker anymore. Robinson up front with Pereira & Diangana should be our front three
— jonas (@ToastedJonas) June 20, 2020
Leeds might not win either. Another point gained over 3rd so not too bad overall we can only get better. Diangana left of Pereira please Slav. He's wasted on the right Grosicki in for Phillips Krov in as well v Brentford
— WBA1958 (@terrywoneill) June 20, 2020
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