West Bromwich Albion concluded what has been a totally disappointing Championship marketing campaign with an emphatic 4-0 victory over already-relegated Barnsley at The Hawthorns this afternoon.
A Karlan Grant penalty kicked off proceedings and Adam Attain doubled the Baggies’ lead earlier than half-time, with a second-half effort from Matt Clarke and top-scorer Grant’s 18th goal of the marketing campaign finishing the rout.
The victory secured a Tenth-placed end for Steve Bruce’s facet, having been relegated from the Premier League final yr. Nonetheless, it’s the West Midlands facet’s lowest league putting for more than two decades.
It was a superb option to shut out a poor season, with Attain’s heroics significantly pleasing for Albion supporters.
Attain stole the present
The Englishman’s first season at The Hawthorns has mirrored West Brom’s within the sense that, on the entire, it has been under par after his transfer from Sheffield Wednesday final time period.
Right this moment noticed the 29-year-old rating simply his second aim of the marketing campaign, having netted his first in March towards Bristol Metropolis. Nonetheless, it was a superb efficiency to shut out the season forward of what he’ll hope might be a greater marketing campaign personally subsequent yr.
Alongside the aim, Attain made a formidable 74 touches while finishing 40 of his 50 tried passes for an 80% accuracy return. Furthermore, the winger managed two pictures on track, together with the one which ended up within the Barnsley internet, and he offered three key passes for his Baggies team-mates in an 8.1/10 rated efficiency.
There was additionally a strong defensive contribution from the 29-year-old, with three interceptions and one deal with.
Having scored five league goals in a relegated Sheffield Wednesday facet final time period, scoring two for a crew with the standard of West Brom might be a severe disappointment for the vast midfielder.
Ought to Attain be in Bruce’s plans for subsequent season?
Furthermore, while at Hillsborough, Attain was the topic of reward from former interim supervisor Lee Bullen, who claimed that the participant “works so hard”.
Nonetheless, with supervisor Bruce set to stay on at The Hawthorns, at this time’s efficiency from the 29-year-old will hopefully act as a robust audition for a extra common place within the Albion crew subsequent time period.
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