Slaven Bilic challenges Romaine Sawyers to rediscover best form

    The midfielder was neglected of the squad against Brighton on Monday night time.

    West Brom boss Slaven Bilic has challenged Romaine Sawyers to rediscover his best form.

    The 28-year-old, in Bilic’s opinion, was the best midfielder within the Sky Guess Championship final season because the Baggies won promotion, however enjoying Premier League football for the first time in his career is proving steep studying curve.

    Sawyers was dropped to the bench against Burnley and neglected of the matchday squad altogether at Brighton this week.

    He’ll hope to be back concerned when West Brom journey to Fulham on Monday night time, with Bilic saying: “Now we have additional competition, however we’d like Romaine. We’d like good Romaine, we’d like the Romaine who can dominate the games.

    “That is what we wish from him. We wish him how he performed final season, particularly within the first half of final season, within the Championship the place he was – from my viewpoint – the best midfielder within the league.

    “That is what we wish from him as a result of firstly it is a very essential place for the team offensively and defensively.

    “He is among the main gamers for us. We’d like him. We weren’t that lively within the switch window in that place, due to the budget however also due to him and I imagine in him after all, nonetheless.

    “However he has to do it on the pitch, on a regular basis in coaching and each time he has the possibility to do it within the game.

    “He is a player I converse to quite a bit, minimal as soon as a week. Not only now, however since I got here right here. He is aware of precisely what I need from him and what the team needs from him. He desires the identical, to be fair.

    “Are we going to help him and am I going to help him? Definitely. But he has to be the one who is going to provoke it on the pitch, with the help of everyone else.”

    Dara O’Shea is back in full coaching forward of West Brom’s journey to Craven Cottage. The defender missed the 1-1 draw with Brighton on Monday due to an ankle damage and he ought to return to the squad.

    Kamil Grosicki may also be included after returning to the club following the information that his mortgage move to Nottingham Forest this month was not ratified by the EFL.


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