We’re now well into February, the transfer window is behind us, as is the festive period of fixture congestion, and the media are turning towards the fight for European places and survival in the Premier League and promotion and relegation from the EFL clubs.
That’sd where West Bromwich Albion come in. The Baggies are still at the top of the Championship, and the media focus has shifted greatly from the battle between Leeds United and the West Midlands club, with the majority now focusing on Leeds falling apart.
The Whites have suffered some truly dreadful form as of late, whilst Slaven Bilic’s side have bounced back from some dreadful Christmas form to back-to-back games in the Championship against Luton Town and Millwall, Leeds had won just two of their last eight games in the division before travelling to Brentford last night.
The old cliche is that Leeds are falling apart again, and whilst that may appear to be true on the face of things, as far as Bilic and the Baggies need to be concerned, business as normal should ensue, and there is definitely a chance to take advantage of the current shift in media attention.
West Brom have got a great chance to win a few games and put some distance between themselves and the second-placed Yorkshire side. As things stand the gap is four points, but now is time for The Hawthorns to become a fortress and for Bilic’s side to become ruthless again.
Will Slav guide West Brom back to the Premier League?
Promotion to the Premier League is not an easy achievement, and whilst we’re not expecting this crop of West Brom players to kick on and blitz the Championship and win it at a canter, the current climate of the league gives the side a chance to really step up and mark their dominance.