Matheus Pereira scored 11 goals with six assists in 33 Premier League games last season at West Bromwich Albion were relegated to the Championship, so he left big boots to fill when Al-Hilal Riyadh came knocking last summer. The 26-year-old was West Brom’s most creative player by some distance, so it’s no surprise to see them 17th in the Championship for goals this season.

Steve Bruce might have gone some way to replacing him if he can land Jed Wallace’s signature, however, as the 28-year-old is coming off the back of a fantastic season at Millwall and could be available on a free transfer when his contract expires in the coming weeks. Gary Rowett admitted he’s fearing the worst.

Wallace, who can operate on either flank or as an attacking-midfielder, joined the Lions on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2016 and had two temporary stints at the Den before turning the move permanent. He’s made a total of 260 appearances in all competitions, scoring 42 goals with 49 assists and has shone this campaign.

The 26-year-old has scored six goals with 12 assists from 38 Championship games in 2021/22, so he’s contributing a goal every 2.1 games (171 minutes). Wallace has created more chances (94) and made more successful dribbles (41) than any West Brom player this season, so he’d greatly improve the squad and would go some way to replacing Pereira.

In other news, why are West Bromwich Albion losing some many hot prospects?