Sheffield United forward, Callum Robinson, has come in for yet more praise from his new manager at West Brom, Slaven Bilic.
Bilic has previously spoken of how impressed he has been with the Blades loanee. Indeed, Robinson started once again as Albion won 2-1 at Reading in midweek.
And despite not getting on the scoresheet in Berkshire, Robinson impressed Bilic with his display once again. So much so, in fact, that the Croatian manager has claimed Robinson should be praised for lifting the entire club from a mini slump.
“He’s been massive. Also I don’t know how many shots he had, what was it five? Six? That’s a lot,” Bilic said. (Birmingham Live)
“That’s why we wanted him in the summer, you knew that. He knows the league. He knows the players”.
Robinson, along with Lee Peltier and Kamil Grosicki were key additions fo Albion in the key January window period. All three have already played a key role in the club picking up wins in February.
Bilic, then, praised Robinson and his new boys further, paying homeage to Robinson’s knowledge of his opponents and the ease at which he’s adapted.
“They only had to put the shirt on, we had to explain to them a bit of tactics, and that’s it. That’s why we got them, those players who don’t need time to adjust to the league, the training ground, the weather, the criteria of the referee,” Bilic added.
“He (Robinson) knew his opponent (Andy Yiadom) better than I did!”
Panning out exactly as planned
Although it’s only two games into the season, this move is going exactly as Chris Wilder and Sheffield United will have wanted it to.
Robinson is getting some good minutes and, crucially, is impressing with those minutes. The goals will follow as well if he carries on.
It all bodes well for the Blades and Robinson long-term. He was brought in to be part of the club going into the future. If he can continue his excellent start to life at The Hawthorns, then the Blades will have a top forward on their hands in the summer.