West Brom fans have got a lot of time for Slaven Bilic, and it seems that the Croatian, despite his short time at the club, already gets what is needed to succeed with both the Baggies and in the Championship. Even if his side dropped two points yesterday, Bilic still got it right.
Tonight’s team news.
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) December 11, 2019
The ex-West Ham man made the decision to drop both Matheus Pereira and Grady Diangana to the bench for their trip to the DW Stadium to take on Wigan, and whilst that may have looked like a bold call, it was certainly the right one.
The pair of impressive attacking wingers are capable of winning games on their own with magic goals and massive moments. However, they were benched for this game, and whilst the game ended 1-1, the fans before the game were pleased to see the rotation, and rightly so.
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You can read the Baggies’ thoughts on the lineup here:
Glad to see he has rested some of our key players
— Joe (@Yacxb) December 11, 2019
Correct call by Slaven. Bigger picture is being looked at, big games coming thick and fast . Squad game . What a bench tho!!!
— Carl 1878 (@baggyboy1878) December 11, 2019
Cant play a first team 50 + games a season what do moaners think they are robots
— Ben Jones (@JonesWba) December 11, 2019
Bit of rotation, I like it #coyb
— Gary JG (@jimmyhillish) December 11, 2019
Using the squad tonight. I Trust Slav 100% he knows what this team and squad are capable off. 3 games in 6 days .
— (@laneythebaggie) December 11, 2019
End of the we’re coming into a very busy period, rotating the squad isn’t a bad idea, saves risks of injuries and rests other players
— Jamie Smith (@jamster0504) December 11, 2019
A lot of West Brom fans were very happy to see Bilic mix things up, and it could prove crucial in the long run.