West Brom chief Slaven Bilic reveals why he was so impressed with Callum Robinson's debut after signing him from Sheffield United

West Brom chief Slaven Bilic has revealed why he was so impressed with Callum Robinson's debut after signing him from Sheffield United last week.

Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 12:00 pm

The forward made his Albion debut in a 2-0 win over Luton and was praised for his display as Bilic’s men got back to winning ways in their pursuit of automatic promotion from the Championship.

Robinson was allowed to leave United on loan by Chris Wilder in an attempt to aid his development with consistent game time, although the United boss has insisted the 25-year-old still has a future at Bramall Lane.

And Bilic said of Robinson: “I was very impressed with his first game. He is present, he is dangerous and he fits in with the other players.

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“Callum was not a gamble. He was on our radar over the summer but he opted to go to the Premier League which is normal, of course.

“We knew who we were getting. Match fitness was never an issue because he was pretty much involved in Sheffield United’s games and they are a very fit team.

“He can also go by himself either with the ball or when he is linking up with other players on the pitch.

“He’s exactly the type of player that we wanted.”

Callum Robinson of West Bromwich Albion in action against Luton Town (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)