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In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, former Premier League forward Dean Windass endorsed West Brom boss Sam Allardyce to bring Troy Deeney back in a big way this month.
The 66-year-old has had a torrid time since replacing Slaven Bilic at the Hawthorns, scoring just one point from four games, while the Baggies have also leaked a whopping 13 goals.
Should West Brom be launched by Troy Deeney this month?
They are also among the lowest scorers in the top flight and with Karlan Grant now ruled out for the next six weeks with a broken foot, one would imagine that a new forward has quickly increased Big Sam’s priorities.
In the summer, the Watford man was linked to a move to West Brom, according to the Daily mailBefore Bilic settled on Grant.
And Windass has claimed that Deeney would be a decent choice since the Albion boss likes an objective man …
He told FFC:
“I can see that. Troy has always come out and said ‘I’m a Premier League player.’
“[He is] an objective man, in a sense. Ice [Sam] are you going to go up two? I could go three in the back with two up, Deeney with a fast guy.
“So yeah, I can see that. [He’s a] legend at Watford, but if you feel like you can still play in the Premier League then great.
The 32-year-old powerhouse is back in regular play for Watford following the sacking of Vladimir Ivic, and has plenty of Premier League experience.
He has amassed 47 goals and 21 assists in 167 top flight appearances, through Transfer market.
In the championship, he’s bagged four times in the Hornets’ last nine outings, though it remains to be seen whether or not he would be free to go for one last song at the top.
Born in Birmingham, the veteran may well receive a return to his hometown.
Big sam too lacks leadership so Deeney, the current long-time Watford captain, can fulfill more than just a goal void – he’s been nicknamed a “great leader” by teammates in the past, while former boss Malky Mackay described him as a “handful of truth”.
Sports director and coach Luke Dowling also meets the 6-foot titan from his time in North London.
Albion could do a lot worse in this window.
And in other news, West Brom is heading for an inexcusable outcast PL transfer disaster that has cost £ 4m per goal …