Former Premier League striker Gabby Agbonlahor has identified Callum Robinson as the man that West Bromwich Albion can call upon to keep them in England’s top flight.
A 1-0 defeat to Tottenham last weekend has left the Baggies inside the relegation zone and Agbonlahor has tipped Robinson to be a key asset for the Midlands side over the coming months.
The £7.2m-rated attacker sealed a permanent move to West Brom this summer after a loan spell from Sheffield United earlier in the year and he has so far bagged two goals in eight Premier League games in 2020/21.
Agbonlahor told Football Insider:
“I think Callum was unbelievable at Preston that’s why he got his move to Sheffield United.
“He can score goals, we saw what he did against Chelsea earlier this season, he got a couple of goals. He’s been unlucky not to start the last few games.
“Callum is a great lad, one of my good friends. As a player, he’s hungry, he can score a goal, he’s got pace.
“Hopefully he can get back in that side because they’re going to need his goals this season.
“He left Villa and made a career for himself, sometimes young players can get stuck in the mould of thinking ‘I’m at Aston Villa, it’s amazing, the training ground, the food, the sauna, the lifestyle’ and they don’t want to leave.
“But he did and went down to teams that don’t have the same facilities and made a career for himself and is doing really well.”
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Robinson has been in and out of the starting XI over the first few games of the season but, with the likes of Grady Diangana and Matheus Pereira both struggling for form, the Irish international could now step in and take his chance.
One thing is for sure – Bilic needs his attacking players to pick up form and start firing them to a few wins as soon as possible.