Steve Bruce is desperate to bring in prolific attacking players after West Bromwich Albion were 17th in the Championship for goals (52), but he also needs existing players to start pulling their weight. Grady Diangana scored just two goals with one assist from 41 Championship games in 2021/22, so he has a lot to prove.

West Brom are confident of securing the signing of Jed Wallace this summer, so he’ll be competing with Diangana and others for a starting place out wide. The 28-year-old had a hand in 17 goals from 37 Championship games last season, so Bruce would be justified picking him over Diangana if he’s signed.

The 24-year-old has three years remaining on his deal and isn’t the only underperformer from 2021/22, so it’s unlikely he’d be sold this summer. But Diangana may only get next season to prove his worth as West Brom are chasing promotion and can’t afford passengers if they’re promoted.

The former England youth international has scored just three goals with one assist from 63 games since joining West Brom permanently, so he’s not delivered on the pitch for two seasons now. And with added competition being brought in, Diangana can’t afford another below-par campaign.

He shone on loan, scoring eight goals with seven assists in 2019/20, so can he recapture that form?

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