By Paul Robinson

31st Jan, 2020 | 5:46pm

'Real boost' - Exclusive: Robinson raves after West Brom move for 'Really astute signing'

Paul Robinson says that the signing of Callum Robinson could be a “real boost” for West Brom after his arrival on loan at the Hawthorns.

The former Tottenham and England goalkeeper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, says that a fit and firing attacker could be exactly what the Championship title hopefuls need this month.

The Baggies announced the capture of the Sheffield United attacker on Thursday morning, the 24-year-old joining Slaven Bilic and his men until the end of the season.

Having suffered a dip in form over the last couple of weeks, Robinson says that his namesake’s arrival could be the shot in the arm they need to get back to winning ways.

Robinson told Football Insider: “It’s good for him because Sheffield United paid money for him so they obviously know he is a good player but he’s not got his game time there.

“It could be a real boost for West Brom, to be honest. He could be just what they need, what they’re looking for. He’s fit, match fit so he’ll go straight into the team and I think it’ll be a really astute signing on loan.” 

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Robinson was a regular among the first-team squad at Sheffield United during the first half of the season, playing 16 times in the Premier League.

However, his minutes dropped towards the end of 2019 and has started just once since the start of December, with a further four substitute outings under his belt.

In other West Brom news, it can be REVEALED that Stoke are working hard on a deal to sign a Baggies player.