What west brom coach Carlos Corberan said about Albion striker physical condition

Carlos Corberan isn’t worried about Brandon Thomas-Asante’s physical condition as the Albion striker seeks to regain his goal-scoring form. Thomas-Asante, aged 24, has gone seven games and two months without finding the back of the net and struggled to find opportunities in the recent draw against Plymouth, a challenge that the Albion team as a whole faced.

Corberan’s Baggies return to The Hawthorns tonight to face Queens Park Rangers, who are currently struggling in the league. With fellow strikers Josh Maja and Daryl Dike sidelined due to injury, a significant amount of responsibility falls on former Salford striker Thomas-Asante.

Speaking about Thomas-Asante’s performance against Plymouth, Corberan noted, “I observed Asante, especially in the second half, playing well and attempting to create scoring opportunities on his own.” He added, “The only advice I have for him is to improve his awareness of the offside situation. However, he didn’t have any clear chances to score a goal, which may indicate a lack of confidence or opportunities to score.”

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Corberan highlighted that the team needs to create more chances, as their attacks are resulting in more set-pieces than goal-scoring opportunities. He emphasized the need to improve set-pieces as a way to support the strikers, acknowledging that scoring in such situations is not easy.

Thomas-Asante was the top scorer for Albion in all competitions last season with nine goals in his debut campaign. Corberan mentioned that the strikers have the responsibility to score goals, but he also noticed that Thomas-Asante was regaining some of the energy and speed that he likes to see in him during the recent match.

In the absence of other options due to injuries, Corberan pointed out that winger Jed Wallace, who serves as the club captain, can also fill in as a center-forward when needed. Wallace performed well in a previous victory against Preston.

Additionally, young winger Tom Fellows, aged 20, is pushing for a starting role after delivering two impressive cameos, and Corberan is considering including him in the lineup against Queens Park Rangers this evening.

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