After four wins from their opening five Championship matches, West Bromwich Albion were probably expecting to capitalise on their good form after the international break – but it hasn’t happened so far. The Baggies returned to The Hawthorns for back-to-back league encounters against Millwall and Derby County, but have only picked up two points out of a possible six.
Jeff Stelling predicts West Brom to recover from successive home draws and beat Preston North End on Saturday. West Brom have suffered double disappointment since the resumption of the Championship following the international break. After being held 1-1 by Millwall at The Hawthorns on Saturday, Albion recorded another draw in the same venue just three days later.
West Bromwich Albion manager Valerien Ismael believes it will only be a matter of time before winger Grady Diangana starts scoring this season, speaking to the Express and Star. The former England youth international has pretty much carried on from where he left off last term, failing to record a single goalscoring contribution in his seven league games so far this campaign after scoring just once in his 20 Premier League appearances in 2020/21.
This is part of a regular series from our panel of West Brom Super Fans. Each week, Super Fans from our West Brom News Facebook page will deliver their verdicts on the biggest talking points and news stories around The Hawthorns. ––––––––––––––––– West Brom fans have been left unimpressed by comments from Valerien Ismael after Tuesday night’s 0-0 draw with Derby County.
West Brom were held to a second successive draw at The Hawthorns on Tuesday as Derby County frustrated the home side. Albion huffed and puffed but were unable to find a way past their opponents, with little in the way of positives. Valerien Ismael will have learnt a lot about his squad over the past few days, and he may decide to tinker with his selection once again for the trip to Preston North End this weekend.
West Brom struggled to impress during their goalless draw against Derby County on Tuesday night but Grady Diangana was a bright spark
. The attacking midfielder, 23, put in his best performance in the Baggies shirt in a long while, and Valerien Ismael appears to have found a solution to a problem that has persisted for a couple of months now. While Diangana did not threaten to score or create clear-cut chances for his teammates, The Hawthorns saw the old version of the former West Ham man, and fans will hope his newfound inspiration and confidence are here to stay.
Here are the talking points from The Hawthorns on Tuesday night as West Brom were held by Derby West Bromwich Albion took their unbeaten run at the beginning of this season to seven matches after they were held by Derby County at The Hawthorns - though the fact they took one point, and not all three, here wasn’t through the want of trying in the second half.
Wayne Rooney's Derby County's are scrapping for every Championship point amid continued uncertainty off the pitch There is understandable frustration and concern among the supporters, and plenty of questions, as Derby County and the EFL remain at loggerheads off the pitch. What is not in question is the attitude and desire of the players on the pitch, and this was evident at The Hawthorns on Tuesday night.
There are signs that sides - particularly at The Hawthorns - are growing wise to such a plan, and are willing to give Albion the ball and challenge them to break through Valerien Ismael certainly came across as more upbeat despite seeing his West Brom side held by stubborn Derby County.
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A new traffic management system outside The Hawthorns is being "looked at" after fans faced major delays getting to the ground. Sandwell Council introduced the new match day traffic management measures around West Brom's ground for the club's Championship match against Millwall on Saturday "to help improve the safety environment".
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The Rams will make the trip to The Hawthorns on Tuesday night, September 14 Derby County will return to the West Midlands on Tuesday to take on Championship leaders West Bromwich Albion. Albion remain unbeaten after their first six matches, with four wins and two draws. Following Valerien Ismael's side's disappointing 1-1 home draw against Millwall on Saturday, the hosts will be hopeful of returning to winning ways.
Valerien Ismael has provided an update on the contract situation of West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, insisting talks remain ongoing over it. The England international, 28, is in the final 12 months of his current deal at The Hawthorns, and the club wants to protect one of their most valuable assets by handing him a new deal.
West Brom host Derby County on Tuesday night and Wayne Rooney knows full well what Valerien Ismael will be demanding Wayne Rooney expects his Derby County side to be in for a difficult evening when they visit West Brom on Tuesday. Derby were beaten 2-0 at Blues on Friday night and have only a single win to their name in their first half dozen matches of the new season, having narrowly escaped relegation at the end of last season.
Fans, and neutrals, will be watching on with interest as Albion welcome the Rams to The Hawthorns West Bromwich Albion welcome Derby County to The Hawthorns on Tuesday evening as the latest round of Championship fixtures gets underway. Albion are top of the league and remain unbeaten after the first half dozen matches of Valerien Ismael’s regime, but they’ll need to up their performance levels after a disappointing draw with Millwall on Saturday, a point which was married with a lacklustre display.
West Brom welcome Derby County to The Hawthorns on Tuesday night looking to go one better than they did against Millwall The meeting with Derby County at The Hawthorns presents an opportunity for West Bromwich Albion to return to winning ways quickly after their disappointment of dropping points in an ugly encounter with Millwall.
Five people were treated by paramedics after violence erupted outside The Hawthorns between West Brom and Millwall fans. Footage of the brawl was captured on video and took place at the Championship clash on Saturday afternoon. It has led to police officers and club officials warning people involved in the violence would receive "appropriate punishment".
West Brom host Derby County at The Hawthorns on Tuesday night as they look to extend their unbeaten run and remain at the top of the league West Bromwich Albion welcome Derby County to The Hawthorns on Tuesday evening as the latest round of Championship fixtures gets underway. Albion are top of the league and remain unbeaten after the first half dozen matches of Valerien Ismael’s regime, but they’ll need to up their performance levels after a disappointing draw with Millwall on Saturday, a point which was married with a lacklustre display.