Loan watch: Callum Robinson earns huge praise from Slaven Bilic on WBA debut - Sheffield United News
Loan watch: Callum Robinson earns huge praise from Slaven Bilic on WBA debut
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Loan watch: Callum Robinson earns huge praise from Slaven Bilic on WBA debut

Callum Robinson completed a move to West Brom this week and has already impressed his manager, Slaven Bilic.

The former Preston man sealed a move to The Hawthorns in midweek. Despite only joining United in the summer, Chris Wilder saw fit to allow Robinson to join the Baggies.

Callum Robinson impressed Slaven Bilic on his West Brom debut. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Robinson is hoping to get plenty of game-time under his belt while out on loan. His first taste of such minutes on the pitch came yesterday, too, as Albion won 2-0 at home against Luton Town.

The forward played the full 90 minutes in a wide-left attacking position. It’s a position he was more accustomed to playing while at Preston and his new boss Bilic was suitably impressed with his new signing.


He did extremely well for his first game especially,” the Baggies boss said. (Four Four Two)

“He’s a player who we wanted in the summer. He wanted to come but he opted for a Premier League move which is normal. He’s a player we wanted because he can attack space, he’s a winger and a striker so he’s always in the box, which is what you want. And he’s also moving when other people are on the ball.”

It was a glowing reference for Robinson from his new boss. After making only a handful of starts under Chris Wilder, he’ll be hoping this is the start of a run of regular games for Albion.

Brilliant to see from Robinson

Not many Sheffield United fans will want to see Robinson fail while out on loan. It’s in everyone’s interests that he does well and comes back to the club in the summer fit and firing.

Callum Robinson is hoping to impress while on loan with the Baggies.  (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

This was the ideal start, then. He played his part in the goal and was a constant threat from wide areas.

If anything Robinson proved that he is more suited to that formation that playing in a two up top. That is, of course, no fault of his own.

With a bit of luck, Callum Robinson will continue to improve and grow, leaving Sheffield United with a more polished player on their hands come the summer.

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