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Callum Robinson proving to everyone why Chris Wilder wants to keep him
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 18: Callum Robinson celebrates as Sheffield United equalise through a John Fleck goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Sheffield United at Emirates Stadium on January 18, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Visionhaus)

Callum Robinson proving to everyone why Chris Wilder wants to keep him

Callum Robinson has been in excellent form ever since making his move to West Brom in January. 

Having started each game so far under Slaven Bilic, Robinson got his first Baggies goal last weekend with a well-taken finish against Nottingham Forest.

Callum Robinson got off the mark for West Brom last weekend. (Photo by Adam Fradgley – AMA/WBA FC via Getty Images)

Despite struggling for the Blades this season, Chris Wilder has insisted that he sees his summer signing as a member of his squad going forward.

Indeed, Robinson has made some good contributions for United this term. A goal and an assist at Chelsea, an assist against Man United and a big part in the equaliser at Arsenal have highlighted what the former Preston man can bring to the table.


And Wilder, like many Blades fans, will be keeping a keen eye on how Robinson continues to progress at The Hawthorns. 

There is also one thing being highlighted in his spell with the Baggies that the Blades can take a particular interest in.

Change of shape

Like the addition of Sander Berge, the signing of Callum Robinson should have given United the chance to change their shape.

In fairness to Wilder, too, he has made small tweaks when needed. At Arsenal, Wilder did this, moving Robinson out to a wide left-forward position paid dividends. 

Chris Wilder wants to keep hold of Callum Robinson after his loan spell. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

And it’s in that position where the 24-year-old has been excelling for the Baggies. Cutting in from the left, ‘Robbo’ has the chance to run at defenders and get his shot off when the chance arises.

Slaven Bilic usually goes with an attacking 4-3-3 formation. This, it seems, suits Robinson down to the ground and is akin to the role he played at Preston North End. 

Hopefully, Robinson can continue to fire in the goals and come the summer, the Blades will have what is essentially a new signing on the books.

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