West Bromwich Albion drew 1-1 with Middlesbrough on Saturday evening and Karlan Grant was one of many players to underperform at the Riverside Stadium. The 24-year-old was given the nod by Steve Bruce to lead the line ahead of Daryl Dike, but he didn’t vindicate the decision and was hooked in the second half.

No outfield player who started for the Baggies had fewer touches and only one had a worse pass completion than Grant, so it wasn’t a vintage showing. Joseph Chapman of Birmingham Live gave the 24-year-old a player rating of 5/10 and said he ‘found it difficult’ to be threatening, though his work rate was praised.

Against Boro, Grant played for 77 minutes, had 21 touches, completed 66.7% of his 15 passes, failed to whip in an accurate cross, created one chance, failed to register a shot on target, was fouled twice and failed to make a successful dribble.

West Brom welcome Watford to the Hawthorns on Monday, August 8, so they’ll hope to pick up their first league win of the season in front of their own supporters. Whether Grant leads the line for the clash remains to be seen, however.

In other news, Dara O’Shea was outstanding v Middlesbrough