The signing of Chris Willock on deadline day was a fairly exciting one for West Brom, yet fast forward to now, and the transfer has been nothing short of a flop.
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) January 6, 2020
As stats from WhoScored show, the former Arsenal academy star us yet to play a single minute of first-team football under Slaven Bilic, resorting to featuring in Premier League 2 for West Brom’s U-23 side, yet Willock’s latest performance has caught the eyes of supporters.
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The Benfica loanee bagged a brace for West Brom last night in their PL2 game against Reading, with the Albion running out 4-2 winners against the Royals in an entertaining match, with Willock scoring a beauty of an opener, and Baggies fans on social media were practically begging Slaven Bilic to give the young attacker a chance in the first-team.
Here’s what West Brom fans had to say on Twitter about Willock, with lots pleading with the Croatian manager to hand the winger a shot in the senior squad…
Get him in the squad next game
— Northern Irish Baggies (@NIBaggies) January 6, 2020
Would like to see Chris Willock given a run out, but I guess Slav sees him in training everyday and knows best. ??
— Kathryn Langran (@KathrynLangran) January 7, 2020
Need to get him some game time or send him back it’s not fair on the bloke, #freewillock
— Wbakie (@wbakie) January 6, 2020
What a finish
— John (@Johnwba01) January 6, 2020
Willock fast feet. there must be something going on for him not to be given a chance.
— DOOD (@DoodWBA) January 6, 2020
How’s he not had a chance yet wilock
— jay (@Jaywba1982) January 6, 2020
The Daily Mail reported last week that Willock had caught the eye of Huddersfield Town and Stoke City.