West Brom are among the favourites to secure a promotion back to the Premier League heading into the new season.
As domestic football prepares for its return, the Baggies sit narrowly outside the play-off spots in the early stages of the season.
However, with some eye-catching results and impressive performances, Darren Moore’s men have been one of the stories of the season so far.
We’ve looked at some reasons why they’ll go on to secure promotion this season.
Goals goals goals
To say West Brom have one of the more potent strike forces in the Championship is an understatement.
Dwight Gayle and Jay Rodriguez provide a constant source of goals for Moore’s side and rumours of a move to China for the on-loan Newcastle striker show just how highly some rate the player.
If the two forwards can continue to find the back of the net on a regular basis, the Baggies will pick up points more often than not.
Having dropped down into the Championship and made some big changes to their squad, West Brom have something a surprise factor about them this season.
Moore’s inexperienced could work in his favour, with a squad that has been known as a ‘Tony Pulis team’ in recent years.
There’s been a change in the system to add some much-needed creativity, leaving the Baggies with an element of surprise.
They say no game in the Championship is easy and that has been proven by the number of tough games the Baggies have already faced.
Moore’s side have already played the likes of Stoke, Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest, who were all in the promotion conversation before a ball was kicked.
The Baggies beat Stoke, narrowly lost to ‘Boro and took a point from Forest.
While on the face of it, that may not inspire many fans, the Baggies need to be putting in solid performances against the teams around them if they want to be in and the top six at the end of the season.
Mood under Moore
The mood at West Brom turned very sour as they dropped out of the Premier League but fan favourite Moore has managed to turn it around.
There is a certain buzz around the club that comes with winning and playing enjoyable football.
The Baggies boss needs to harness that to bring the best out of his team over the course of the season.