Having missed the play-offs in what’s their first season again within the Championship, the Baggies shall be underwhelmed over this season and apprehensive about their possibilities of escaping the division come subsequent season.
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Bruce has already acknowledged that he intends to bolster the West Brom squad, having already signed Jayson Molumby from Brighton & Hove Albion.
Talking to BirminghamLive, Bruce said: “I believe we’d like as many as 5 – 6 [transfers] – a serious overhaul is required.
“The supporters want a brand new face or two who they’ll get proper behind.”
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A kind of new faces might properly be MK Dons’ 22-year-old ahead Scott Twine, who has been linked in a report from TEAMtalk and has loved a affluent marketing campaign.
It has seen him notch up a staggering 33 objective contributions in League One, totalling 20 targets and 13 assists in 44 appearances to assist the Dons march right into a play-off semi-final that noticed them narrowly miss out on their Championship aspirations.
Being within the type that he’s in, Twine might look to chop ties with Liam Manning’s facet, so as to proceed his improvement within the division above.
Together with his objective tally in thoughts from the third tier, Twine has outscored two of Bruce’s ahead choices in Robinson and Carroll, who’ve scored a mixed whole of 12 within the Championship this season.
With the Baggies set to lose the latter upon his contract expiry on the finish of the season, Twine would signify an astute substitute who might type a formidable partnership with Karlan Grant and permit Bruce to axe Robinson, who regardless of being the Baggies’ second-highest goalscorer this season has tailed off in the direction of the tip.
Although his means to play on the wings might make approach for Daryl Dike’s inclusion within the squad – with Twine additionally demonstrating his creativity this season with 13 assists – the second-highest total in England’s third division.
Bruce appears to play a strike partnership up prime – whether or not or not it’s by way of the technique of a 3-5-2 formation or 4-4-2 system. And with the chance to play on the wings or by way of the center, Bruce might assist to transition the type of the “difference maker” – within the phrases of Sky Soccer – to the Championship.
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