The defensive record that West Bromwich Albion have this season in the Championship is far from what it should be for a side in the automatic promotion places. The Baggies have shipped more goals than any of the top five, yet they’ve now signed Lee Peltier to try and combat that.
We’ve signed defender Lee Peltier on a deal until the end of the season.
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) January 31, 2020
The 33-year-old former Cardiff City defender may be one who some fans will turn their noses up at owing to the fact he’s into his thirties and has only amassed the reputation he has in the Championship, but this is by no means a bad signing, and most of the supporters are delighted.
Cardiff City supporters are gutted to have lost Peltier, and his defensive abilities should help Slaven Bilic to tighten up his leaky backline, adding rotation to his defence which should help to get more out of the likes of Semi Ajayi and Kyle Bartley, the current first-choice pairing.
You can read the Baggies’ thoughts on Peltier here:
Better than Ferguson
— Lewis (@BilicSZN) January 31, 2020
Welcome @Pelts_86. We know you’re shocked to be here, but let’s get promoted
— Dawson (@WBA365) January 31, 2020
— Josh Baker (@JBWBA97) January 31, 2020
You ready to win promotion Pelts?!
— Nath Kinsell (@thenathkinsell) January 31, 2020
Another player who has got a very good championship reputation. Why are fans complaining is beyond me . Maybe January is an easy window on FIFA career mode #wba
— James Hamilton (@JamesHamiltonGK) January 31, 2020
Solid signing for the squad. Welcome to the Baggies
— Adam (@R89Adam) January 31, 2020
The Hawthorns looks like one of the places to be at the moment, and hopefully, Peltier can only go on to further show why.