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Valerien Ismael identifies transfer priority for West Brom in January

The Baggies stood in frustration again on Friday night when they were held in a goalless draw by relegation-threatened Barnsley. While Karlan Grant has nine leagues, [...] (Author: Gardener)

Valerien IsmaelWest Brom coach Valerien Ismael has admitted that a new center-forward is a priority for his side in the January transfer window. The Baggies stood in frustration again on Friday night when they were held in a goalless draw by relegation-threatened Barnsley. While Karlan Grant has scored nine league goals this season, no other Baggies player has scored more than four times in the championship since the start of the season. As a result, Ishmael now seems to realize the importance of adding extra attack power to his side once the market reopens at the turn of the year. After that stalemate with Barnsley, Ismael was asked if the game was evidence that the Baggies had to sign a striker in January. In response, the West Brom boss was quoted by The Express and Star as saying, “I didn't have to wait for the game tonight. It is a reality that you have to score goals to win games. You need the player who is able to score goals. “We have KG (Karlan Grant), we have Robbo (Callum Robinson) but we need more support and influence to make sure we can win games. In fact, it seems like a deal that Ishmael would like to get done quickly, as he added, “We're trying everything. It is clear that it is better if you can get a player on as soon as possible and not wait until the last minute because we have so many games. We have to do something quickly. ”It is therefore important to add at least one other option in this position over the next month to ensure their hopes of returning to the Premier League during the current season. This can therefore be seen as an encouraging admission for the Baggies, as Ismael seems so keen to resolve this issue as soon as possible.

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West Brom coach Valerien Ismael makes this honest claim about the Barnsley draw

West Brom manager Valerien Ismael has described his side's draw with Barnsley as a "missed opportunity" to break into the top two in the championship. The Baggies had the best chances of the game when Cedric Kipre ran low early on before Jordan Hugill missed a huge chance from six yards ten minutes to ten minutes. [...] (Author: Gardener)

Valerien IsmaelWest Brom manager Valerien Ismael has described his side's draw with Barnsley as a "missed opportunity" to break into the top two in the championship. The Baggies had the best chances of the game when Cedric Kipre ran out early before Jordan Hugill missed a huge chance from six meters ten minutes before the break. This led Ismael to criticize his striker line and tell the club media: “I have to sound like a broken record. “We played well, we dominated and should have scored goals. It's not enough to play well but not to score. Despite losing two points, the tie means West Brom have been unbeaten in their last five games and have won in a row prior to that game. But that hasn't stopped Ishmael from criticizing his players and their inability to get the ball into the net, especially in a game like this that they would have expected to win against a battered opponent. The Baggies boss added: “Our winning run is broken, but we have to go again. Everyone wants to see more goals. It's a huge frustration. “Jordan Hugill had a huge chance in the first half that we just have to put away. “It's a missed opportunity, but it's not just a missed opportunity, it means we haven't been able to consistently win. Our winning streak is broken, but we have to get started again. ”West Brom are slated to step into action next December 27th when they travel to Pride Park to fight Derby County against another side battling relegation . It's no secret that one aspect of West Brom's mistakes this season has been taking opportunities. They are one of the most attacking teams in the league when it comes to the odds but they struggle to take those opportunities. They're currently in sixth place when it comes to goals scored this season, which isn't too bad, but they have seven fewer than Bournemouth in second place and 21 fewer than Fulham who are at the top. If they're looking to beat the first two, a striker who can slip chances is a must for West Brom when the January transfer window is over.

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"Quite an interesting option" - West Brom have considered the transfer for the striker

This article is part of Football League World's "The Verdict" series, which features FLW writers' personal opinions on the latest news, teams, players, managers, potential signings and more ... Cauley Woodrow was moved to West Bromwich in Linked to Albion, The Athletic said, as the Baggies look for a more clinical forward option [...] (Author: Gardener)

Football League World'sThis article is part of Football League World's "The Verdict" series, which features FLW writers' personal opinions on the latest news, teams, players, managers, potential signings and more ... Cauley Woodrow has been linked with a move to West Bromwich brought Albion, The Athletic said, as the Baggies look for a more clinical forward option for the second half of the season. Woodrow has often played in a lower number ten or false nine at Barnsley, so it's not a direct comparison with people like Jordan Hugill, who are already in the roster, or Daryl Dike, who has also been linked to West Brom, who is under Valerien Ismael played with Woodrow last season. With Callum Robinson and Karlan Grant in such good shape for the Baggies right now, it would be very interesting to see them alternate with another energetic player like Woodrow. Here we have gathered the thoughts of a selection of FLW writers to see if Woodrow is the right type of striker West Brom should buy in January ... Cauley Woodrow is a reliable goalscorer and because of this he could be a smart addition with the Quality of the players who will be around him in Albion. With 12 goals last season he could be a decent player, but it almost feels like another seasoned goalscorer has to come to give them the firepower they need to advance. Daryl Dike and Woodrow would be the dream couple, especially Alex Mowatt, who has played with the duo before - but they probably wouldn't have the resources to pull off both deals. This seems like a pretty interesting option for West Brom to consider here. It seems clear that, given their recent summer goal fights, the Baggies will need to add another striker to their ranks to stand a chance of automatic promotion this season. On the one hand, it seems risky to rely on Woodrow here as he is fighting for goals in the current campaign. It's worth noting, however, that West Brom manager Valerien Ismael was able to get a lot out of him for Barnsley last season, and you wonder if he could possibly do that again at The Hawthorns. First, the natural worry is that he has only scored four goals this season, and even in the previous season he scored 13, which is by no means overwhelming. So you have to ask yourself if he's the natural finisher West Brom needs and there must be some doubt about that. However, it could be that he is playing with the Baggies, who have better players than the Tykes, in order to become more productive. After all, January is a difficult month to close deals with as you need someone who can make an immediate difference. Woodrow's risk is lower because he knows the league and the boss, so he shouldn't need time to get used to. So it has to be said that even if someone like Daryl Dike should be the main target if available, it would be a decent addition.

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"Shouldn't get anywhere near this team" - Those West Brom fans weren't impressed by this man in Barnsley's stalemate

It was a frustrating night for West Brom on Friday when Barnsley drew 0-0 at Oakwell. With the Tykes from the bottom of the table and with only one win in the last 21 games, this was a great opportunity for Valerien Ismael's team, [...] (Author: Gardener)

FridayIt was a frustrating night for West Brom on Friday when Barnsley drew 0-0 at Oakwell. With the Tykes from bottom of the table and with only one win in the last 21 games, this was a great opportunity for Valerien Ismael's team to strengthen their hopes for promotion. In the end, however, the Baggies did not succeed, as they did not make the breakthrough in front of goal despite many chances. One player who had a particularly disappointing night was Jordan Hugill. The borrowed Norwich striker missed a great chance to score in the first half and was otherwise largely ineffective. The 29-year-old's record now stands at just one goal in 19 league games for West Brom this season. Thoughts on the game. . @ NorwichCityFC can you call Jordan Hugill back from his loan please? If West Brom had a real striker, we would have 12 or more extra points. The fact that we have to use Hugill week after week for lack of alternative options will cost us at the end of the season. I never want to see Jordan Hugill in an Albion top again, every game he's bad, but tonight was a new low, I'm a better footballer than him, bad game, bad result, can't beat teams under 20 again #wba Hugill was never to come anywhere near that team again, his seat should go to Cleary #WBA #WBA #WBA Just imagine how many chances we had this season. The amount of wins and points we'd have would be insane. But we don't because we have to live with Hugill up front 🤦🏼‍♂️ #wba I honestly think Jordan Hugill is the worst striker I've ever seen ... Chances with his terrible positioning and awkward unnecessary fouls when we attack #wba

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'Outstanding' 6 ft 4 starlet 'not ready' for Ishmael selection

He has yet to make his league debut for the Baggies (Author: Gardener)

IshmaelQuevin Castro is not ready to make his championship debut despite giving a glimpse of his eye-catching performance for the West Bromwich Albion U23 side, according to Express & Star journalist Luke Hatfield. The 20-year-old has been called to the bench twice in the English second division but has yet to get a taste of the league action. Castro joined West Brom in the summer after a successful trial period and signed a two-year contract. The 20-year-old central midfielder admitted that joining Albion was a "stepping stone" as he had ambitions to become "one of the best players in the world". Shortly after arriving at the Hawthorns, Baggies head coach Valerien Ismael announced that Castro is in his first-team plans and boasts of quality but "has a lot to learn". Ishmael isn't the only man who has high hopes for the starlet. Former West Brom striker Kevin Campbell claims Castro is an exciting summer addition to the squad. While he has not played for the first team since then, his performance against the Premier League was enough to attract the attention of some European heavyweights as Benfica, Borussia Dortmund, Braga and PSV Eindhoven are reportedly keeping an eye on his progress. Hatfield is excited to see what the future holds for Castro but thinks it's too early to give the youngster regular minutes in the championship. The journalist, who has watched Castro closely since arriving at the Hawthorns, finds that there are too many inconsistencies in his performance. "He can do something absolutely amazing once, lift the team and pull it forward, but then maybe sometimes he shows this lack of experience and makes a mistake that would be a little more expensive if he played championship football." and fought for the rise. Castro made his first U23 games before officially joining West Brom that season, scoring his first Albion goal in a 2-0 win over Newcastle United in September.

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"Shouldn't the next game start" - Many West Brom fans react to the 32-year-old's performance against Barnsley

The championship hopefuls West Bromwich Albion were unable to break the impasse last night as they held a 0-0 draw in Barnsley. In a game in which the guests should have set the game in Oakwell beyond any doubt, their lack of attack power and edge in the last third showed up [...] (Author: Gardener)

OakwellThe championship hopefuls West Bromwich Albion were unable to break the impasse last night as they held a 0-0 draw in Barnsley. In a game where the visitors should have put the game at Oakwell beyond doubt, their lack of attack power and edge struck again in the final third after beating Coventry City and Reading, halting their progress in their pursuit of the top two. But in the end it wasn't a happy return for Albion manager Valerien Ismael and midfielder Alex Mowatt, who were both key figures in South Yorkshire for the current relegation fighters last season before joining The Hawthorns that summer. This was a huge disappointment as several of their key defenders returned from their respective Covid-19 isolation times and were unable to take advantage of that boost as they returned to the habit of not converting draws into wins. One man who impressed last weekend was Jake Livermore, who stepped in on central defense alongside Adam Reach and Kyle Bartley, helping keep the main threat to the Royals and former England international Andy Carroll at bay. But how did he return to central midfield alongside Mowatt for this game? Did he manage to maintain his level of performance against the Tykes? We take a look at how a selection of West Brom fans reacted to his performance on Twitter. Furlong Livermore and Hugill must be withdrawn for the next game. Get Ingram, TGH and Cleary in imo #wba Cleary, TGH and Molumby all need to start. It's amazing how passive Livermore is in midfield. Hugill is a player's waste on the court. Furlong had a stinker today and TGH is in shape right now. I hate digging up players and I'm sure he's a nice guy with a good work ethic but how could Livermore survive about 6 managers and become unbeatable now 🤣 #wba #WBA 23,000 baggie fans know that Furlong, Hugill and Livermore shouldn't start next game. Kick-and-rush playground football is back, and it is no coincidence that Livermore is returning to midfield. The guy just doesn't give the midfield balance. In addition to Mowatt, we also need legs, but as the gaffer said, he's unbeatable 😳 #wba Also why is Livermore on the pitch? TGH is head and shoulders above him #wba

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"An absolute joke", "Absolutely amazing" - Many West Brom fans were confused about the key man's omission after the Barnsley draw

Promotion hunters West Bromwich Albion were unable to capitalize on the return of some of their key players against Barnsley as they received another draw after their trip to Oakwell. The Baggies were firm favorites in this duel, having won two games on the go prior to their trip to South Yorkshire, claiming [...] (Author: Gardener)

West Bromwich AlbionPromotion hunters West Bromwich Albion were unable to capitalize on the return of some of their key players against Barnsley as they received another draw after their trip to Oakwell. The Baggies were firm favorites for the game after winning two games on the go prior to their South Yorkshire trip and earning a much-needed away win against other high-flyers and local rivals Coventry City in the West Midlands before returning to The Hawthorns to some extent to achieve a comfortable 1-0 win against the current fighter Reading. They may not have had any background issues with Cedric Kipre, Matt Clarke and Conor Townsend all returning to the starting XI, but it was the same old story for the West Midlands team that missed golden opportunities to score the goal for Poya Asbaghi's men . Of course, some starters were eliminated in favor of the defensive trio after their win over Reading, including 19-year-old Taylor Gardner-Hickman, who was arguably her husband's man against Coventry and the Royals but was forced to take his place on the bench. Many West Brom fans used Twitter to voice their judgment on his failure after a disappointing 0-0 draw - and with that we're taking a look at a selection of posts on the topic. Leaving out Gardner-Hickman is an absolute joke. No wonder why all of our players left the academy. You have to ask yourself what to do in order to play. Gardner-Hickman has been voted Man of the Game in every game he started. Not even getting on the pitch is a joke. #Wba We have a young guy in Gardner Hickman who has positively influenced the last 2 results after a terrible series of performances and results and he won't get a minute tonight. 🤯🤯🤯🤯 # wba What did Gardner-Hickman do wrong? What did Reach do wrong? I'm worried that TGH would never have had a minute if our squad were in full strength, even though they absolutely deserve to be in the starting XI. Surely makes me question Ishmael's judgment and the preference given to certain players #wba I don't know about you but I would like some explanation as to why TGH doesn't play and Hugill gets 90 minutes? Hugill Furlong's start is just a joke play imo TGH let him out again and prove to everyone that he deserves a start every game #wba No logic to skip TGH, Reach & Mulumby and certainly earn a chance before Hugill. #wba #wba #wba #wba

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Ishmael denied the winning return to Oakwell

Valerien Ismaels West Brom fail to return to Oakwell after a goalless draw with former club Barnsley. (Author: Gardener)

OakwellValerien Ismaels West Bromwich Albion failed in their attempt to catch up with runner-up Bournemouth after they were again denied Barnsley victory on a bogey course they have not won in 74 years. West Brom remain third in the championship - but after a week of Chinese owner Guochuan Lai paying his first visit to the club in three years, they now know more than ever that after the failure at the front in January, they will have to step up four of the last six games. Instead, it was Ishmael's former club that had more to celebrate when new Barnsley coach Poya Asbaghi ​​fought a third draw in four games - to gain up to seven points in safety. Albion had the best two scoring opportunities before the break, Cedric Kipre's first in the fifth minute. Barnsley's old boy Alex Mowatt - Ishmael's first Albion signing - rolled in a free kick with his left foot from the right, from which the loosely marked Kipre twisted a firm header against the right post. Then Jordan Hugill should have done better after Conor Townsend's pullback, but Callum Brittain blocked his low sidefoot finish. The hosts created a moment of concern when Josh Benson tried his luck from long range with a Cristiano Ronaldo-style right-footed free kick that would have slipped just under the bar had it not been for Albions goalkeeper Sam Johnstone. But Albion came close again after the break when Callum Robinson's deflected shot from close range was shoveled wide in the turn by house keeper Brad Collins. Then Albion's top scorer Karlan Grant was somehow thwarted by home defender Michal Helik's boot at the near post from an oblique angle after bypassing Collins. Grady Diangana and Darnell Furlong also gave the Tykes the lead when a flat cross flew unaffected over goal before Matt Clarke's header was deflected onto the edge of the goal. And in a game with four warnings, including three against the guests, other referees - on less foggy nights - might have seen Heilk's high, late challenge against Hugill as a red card. But on such a gloomy, gloomy evening in South Yorkshire, it took something special to knock down a well-positioned Barnsley rearguard - and Albion didn't have it. Subject to further gaming losses in the face of the escalating threat from the Covid-19 pandemic, both sides will not reappear until the Christmas games, when Barnsley is on the 26th day. We need to develop our offensive as well as a defensive structure that gives you confidence. "I'm proud of the fighting spirit and the hard defensive work against tough physical opponents." There were moments when I felt like a battlefield, but my players acted like soldiers and were ready to take on the fight. "" We are very strong defensively. We played again to zero, but we need more quality in front of goal. “We need this killer instinct to change the fate of a game. We have to get the ball behind the line. ”It's halftime, 23 games. "From a strategic point of view, it's always easier to get players on as quickly as possible and not wait until the last minute."

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Journalist Judges 6ft 4 West Brom Starlet

He has yet to make his league debut for the Baggies (Author: Gardener)

6Quevin Castro is not ready to make his championship debut despite giving a glimpse of his eye-catching performance for the West Bromwich Albion U23 side, according to Express & Star journalist Luke Hatfield. The 20-year-old has been called to the bench twice in the English second division but has yet to get a taste of the league action. Castro joined West Brom in the summer after a successful trial period and signed a two-year contract. The 20-year-old central midfielder admitted that joining Albion was a "stepping stone" as he had ambitions to become "one of the best players in the world". Shortly after arriving at the Hawthorns, Baggies head coach Valerien Ismael announced that Castro is in his first-team plans and boasts of quality but "has a lot to learn". Ishmael isn't the only man who has high hopes for the starlet. Former West Brom striker Kevin Campbell claims Castro is an exciting summer addition to the squad. While he has not played for the first team since then, his performance against the Premier League was enough to attract the attention of some European heavyweights as Benfica, Borussia Dortmund, Braga and PSV Eindhoven are reportedly keeping an eye on his progress. Hatfield is excited to see what the future holds for Castro but thinks it's too early to give the youngster regular minutes in the championship. The journalist, who has watched Castro closely since arriving at the Hawthorns, finds that there are too many inconsistencies in his performance. "He can do something absolutely amazing once, lift the team and pull it forward, but then maybe sometimes he shows this lack of experience and makes a mistake that would be a little more expensive if he played championship football." and fought for the rise. Castro made his first U23 games before officially joining West Brom that season, scoring his first Albion goal in a 2-0 win over Newcastle United in September.

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'Outstanding' 6 ft 4 starlet 'not ready' for Ishmael selection

He has yet to make his league debut for the Baggies (Author: Gardener)

IshmaelYou can unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the end of the newsletter email. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the end of the newsletter email. Quevin Castro is not ready to make his championship debut despite giving a glimpse of his eye-catching performance for the West Bromwich Albion U23 side, according to Express & Star journalist Luke Hatfield. The 20-year-old has been called to the bench twice in the English second division but has yet to get a taste of the league action. Castro joined West Brom in the summer after a successful trial period and signed a two-year contract. The 20-year-old central midfielder admitted that joining Albion was a "stepping stone" as he had ambitions to become "one of the best players in the world". Shortly after arriving at the Hawthorns, Baggies head coach Valerien Ismael announced that Castro is in his first-team plans and boasts of quality but "has a lot to learn". Ishmael isn't the only man who has high hopes for the starlet. Former West Brom striker Kevin Campbell claims Castro is an exciting summer addition to the squad. While he has not played for the first team since then, his performance against the Premier League was enough to attract the attention of some European heavyweights as Benfica, Borussia Dortmund, Braga and PSV Eindhoven are reportedly keeping an eye on his progress. Hatfield is excited to see what the future holds for Castro but thinks it's too early to give the youngster regular minutes in the championship. The journalist, who has watched Castro closely since arriving at the Hawthorns, finds that there are too many inconsistencies in his performance. Hatfield told GIVEMESPORT: “He's showing both sides of the coin in making a mistake that would be a little more expensive if he was playing championship football and fighting for promotion. Castro played his first U23 games before officially joining West Brom. He made another seven Premier League 2 appearances that season and scored his first Albion goal in a 2-0 win over Newcastle United in September.

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