Exclusive: Robinson rips into 'Bit-part' West Brom star he thinks Bilic 'Really likes'
Paul Robinson has torn into the attacking contribution of West Brom striker Hal Robson-Kanu after his performances this season.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Tottenham and England goalkeeper says manager Slaven Bilic clearly likes the Welshman for his industrious nature but that he does not score or assist enough.
The 30-year-old came off the bench just after an hour in the Baggies’ 2-0 win over Luton Town on Saturday, once again failing to either find the back of the net or set up a teammate in his substitute appearance.
With just one goal in his last 10 Championship appearances, Robinson says that Robson-Kanu needs to contribute much more up front, regardless of how hard working he is.
“They’ve got Charlie Austin as well as Robson-Kanu – I think, a bit like Patrick Bamford at Leeds, the manager really likes what he does for the team,” Robinson told Football Insider.
“His output and his effort, the way that they play, the system that they play, it lends itself to a player of Robson-Kanu’s styler and presence up front.
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“He’s not scoring enough goals, he’s definitely not creating enough and a little bit of a bit-part to be honest.”
Robson-Kanu, who has played as a centre-forward, a winger and a second striker, has a total of seven goals in his 24 appearances for the Baggies this season but does not have a single assist to his name.
The Baggies pushed themselves back to the top of the table with Saturday’s win, fellow title-chasers Leeds losing to Wigan Athletic.
In other West Brom news, Robinson has been left raving over a Baggies transfer deal.