West Bromwich Albion confirmed the signing of Tom Rogic on Monday, but the 29-year-old missed the Baggies’ 3-2 defeat to Birmingham City due to a lack of match fitness.

Rogic left Celtic over the summer and hasn’t played any football this season as he sought a new club, so he’s working hard to return after the international break.

According to Steve Bruce, West Brom will have to wait until October to have Rogic available, but he could be a game-changer when looking at his stats from last season.

Rogic created more chances (1.5 per game) than any West Brom player last season and had more successful dribbles (1.9 per game). He contributed more goals (six goals, six assists) than all but two of the West Brom squad in 2021/22, so he’d greatly improve the attack.

West Brom have scored one or less goals in six of their first nine Championship outings this season, so they need a creative player who can make the difference. Rogic on a free transfer isn’t bad business if he can replicate his form from the previous campaign.

In other news, Zac Ashworth has uncertain future after Erik Pieters’ arrival