West Bromwich Albion manager Darren Moore has insisted that out-of-favour forward Oliver Burke will be given a chance to prove himself this season, according to a report on HITC.
The youngster has found it difficult to break into the starting line up this season and is becoming increasingly frustrated with the limited opportunity for him at the Hawthorns.
The former RB Leipzig attacker has fallen down the pecking order and faces even more competition for places since the Baggies secured the signing of Bakary Sako.
But Moore believes that Burke’s chance will come when the fixtures begin to come thick and fast. He said:
We’ve got a squad of players competing in a competitive division. There’s still another 36 league games to go.
It’s a really tough gruelling season ahead and we’ve got a busy period coming up and we’ve still got the FA Cup too. When you look at that, it’s still a long way to go and we need to call upon our squad of players.
In terms of those two players [Sako and Burke], they’re in the thick of the squad. I want them fit so if called upon they’re ready.
With Jay Rodriguez and Dwight Gayle in such fine goalscoring form, it is hard to see a route into the team for Burke, who has been disappointing ever since moving to the Hawthorns.
With their attacking football being so free-flowing, Moore is unlikely to make any drastic changes to his side for the time being, which means Burke must remain patient.