Queens Park Rangers manager Gareth Ainsworth has identified five West Brom players who he believes will pose a significant challenge to his team in their upcoming match on October 24th.
Ainsworth singled out Darnell Furlong, Matt Phillips, Jed Wallace, Nathaniel Chalobah, and Alex Mowatt as potential threats from the Baggies, discussing how they could trouble his QPR side on Tuesday night.
He also commended West Brom’s head coach, Carlos Corberan, describing him as a “good guy” and acknowledging his team’s strong work ethic. Ainsworth suggested that West Brom, with their quality players and Corberan’s coaching, could be contenders for promotion this season.
Speaking on the official QPR Twitter account, Ainsworth said, “They’ve got some quality players; they’re known as one of the bigger teams in this league. The likes of Darnell Furlong and Matty Phillips, you know they’ve got some talented players.”
Ainsworth emphasized that West Brom has a distinctive style of play, and he has faced Corberan’s teams multiple times, acknowledging their strong work ethic and attacking abilities, especially praising Jed Wallace, Nathaniel Chalobah, and Alex Mowatt.
Ainsworth’s positive assessment of Corberan and his team, with the prediction that they will contend for promotion later in the season, is a significant endorsement. Despite West Brom’s current injury concerns, Ainsworth’s remarks highlight the quality and depth of Corberan’s squad.
West Brom will approach the QPR match seeking to reverse their recent form, having gone winless in their last two games. This game provides them with an opportunity to break their poor streak.
In other West Brom news, Corberan has hinted at a potential new role for one of the team’s promising players.