“I don’t think that will help” – Dean Jones explains potential impact of Watford decision at West Brom | OneFootball

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·28 September 2022

“I don’t think that will help” – Dean Jones explains potential impact of Watford decision at West Brom

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It has been a rather strange start to this Championship campaign, with not many points separating those in relegation places from those in the play-off positions.

Starting off in a close and competitive manner, it is difficult to fully assess how clubs are doing in the second tier and whether or not to take their current positions too seriously.

On Monday afternoon, it was confirmed that Rob Edwards had lost his job at Watford, with Slaven Bilic swiftly being appointed at Vicarage Road.

Outlining that there could be a potential knock-on effect at West Brom, Dean Jones told Football League World: “If you’re a team that’s stuck even further behind than Watford, you’re thinking how far off the pace are we if they already feel that they need to change and Slaven Bilic has gone in there.

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“So, I don’t think that’ll help Steve Bruce and I think he really has to start turning things around quickly.

The verdict

It is a very strange scenario at West Brom because the majority of performances have been at a high level.

They have struggled to apply the finishing touch in several fixtures already, with the creativity of the likes of John Swift, Jed Wallace and Gary Diangana being there for all to see.

From a points tally perspective, Steve Bruce will know that pressure is on him, however, the hierarchy at the club will be spirited by the performances.

It is now about converting these dominating performances into three points, then the sky will be the limit for Bruce and his West Brom side.

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