Carlos Corberan, the manager of West Brom, made a change for the first starting team

Carlos Corberan, the manager of West Brom, has decided to start Jeremy Sarmiento after learning that Josh Maja will be sidelined for at least two months.

Joe Chapman, a journalist for Birmingham Live, tweeted on September 19 that Corberan had said Sarmiento would now probably start at least one of the two Championship games, either against Watford on September 20 or Millwall on September 21.

Maja tore his ankle ligaments against Bristol City, and the Baggies announced on Tuesday that he will miss eight weeks of activity. Maja is expected to return to training after the international break in November.

In a tweet, Chapman said, “Carlos indicates that Jeremy Sarmiento will start at least one of the two games to come this week.”

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After his brilliant cameo against Bristol City, Maja almost definitely would have started against Watford at Vicarage Road on Wednesday, September 20, had it not been for the injury sustained in the last seconds of the match.

After his outstanding performances for Bordeaux, where he scored 16 goals and added six assists in 38 Ligue 2 appearances, Maja was acquired by Corberan to dramatically increase their offensive numbers. The Nigerian international appeared to have the key to solving West Brom’s goal-scoring problems.

But with the most recent injury development, it has really suffered, and Corberan is left wondering where his goals will come from now that Thomas-Asante is finding it difficult to score frequently.

To guarantee that his club has the ideal balance in defense and, more importantly, in producing and scoring goals in attack, the Spaniard will undoubtedly need to get creative with his tactical and personnel decisions. This may now be Sarmiento’s time to establish some stability in the West Brom starting eleven.

Sarmiento is still getting fit after missing four months of the previous academic year due to a fractured foot, so it might take some time for him to find his rhythm. However, considering Corberan’s current lack of offensive options, that process might need to be sped up.

With what just happened, the Brighton & Hove Albion loanee might have to make that anticipated impact sooner rather than later. He is an immensely gifted attacking commodity who will undoubtedly succeed at The Hawthorns.

In other West Brom news, a recent development has put Corberan in an unfortunate situation at The Hawthorns.

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