Next season is significant for Rayhaan Tulloch as he’s been short of first-team football at West Bromwich Albion after seemingly hitting a brick wall in his development since 2020.

The 21-year-old quickly rose through the youth ranks at Albion, scoring 23 goals with seven assists from 38 games with the U18s, then going on to bag 18 goals with nine assists with the U23s, but he’s only netted four times in the last two seasons for Albion’s reserves.

Back in 2019/20, Tulloch scored nine goals in 14 games for the U23s and featured three times for West Brom at senior level, so things were looking up. The following season was disrupted by misfortune, however, as a season-long loan to Doncaster Rovers ended prematurely due to a hamstring injury.

He made only two appearances for the outfit before returning in January 2021.  Tulloch played a handful of games back in the reserves and was on a five-game scoring drought until he notched two in their final game of the season.

Injury struck Tulloch this campaign too, limiting his senior appearances to only two, so he’ll be desperate to stay fit this season. But with Daryl Dike, Karlan Grant and Callum Robinson for competition in attack, opportunities may be few and far between.

Tulloch has two years remaining on his contract at the Hawthorns, so will that buy himself enough time to nail down a spot in the first-team?

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