Since Sam Allardyce was appointed West Bromwich Albion manager, Filip Krovinovic has found himself on the periphery.

The 25-year-old featured in 10 consecutive Premier League games under Slaven Bilic but has managed just one appearance in Albion’s last five outings since his fellow Croatian was sacked.

Krovinovic was tipped to have his loan at Albion cut short before the winter transfer window shut and O Jogo have now reported that he could spend the rest of the season on loan at Nottingham Forest.

The Croatian playmaker doesn’t appear to have a future at Benfica as he has spent the last 18 months away from the Estádio da Luz, so Forest shouldn’t have much resistance in their pursuit. It’s just a sad ending for Krovinovic as he impressed in last season’s promotion-winning campaign for the Baggies.

Unfortunately, the step up in class has exposed the 25-year-old. He has failed to score or provide an assist in 11 Premier League outings and has created only five chances while registering just two shots on target (WhoScored), so he hasn’t had the desired impact in his second stint at The Hawthorns.

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Albion have the lowest shots-per game average (8.4) of any team in this season’s Premier League, so Allardyce can’t be blamed for desiring an upgrade on his attacking options – West Brom’s top-flight survival hopes could depend on it.

As for Krovinovic, he should fare better in the Championship, so he’ll hope to end the season more positively that he has started it.