Birmingham news Dike planning on more Wallace link up after Albion pre-season PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - Jed Wallace teed up Daryl Dike for both of his West Brom pre-season goals this summer - when he next gets the chance, he's hoping to continue combining
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Daryl Dike is enthusiastic about his chances of linking up to good effect with West Bromwich Albion winger Jed Wallace after the pair's fruitful pre-season campaign this summer. Striker Dike scored twice over the course of Albion's friendly schedule, in preparation for their Championship season which began with a draw at fellow promotion hopefuls Middlesbrough on Saturday. On both occasions - against Northampton Town and, more recently, at home to Hertha Berlin - Dike converted after a Wallace delivery into the box. The winger, who has more Championship assists to his name than any other player since the beginning of the 2017-18 season (42), claimed his first official assist on Saturday when teeing up fellow newbie John Swift. READ: Bruce's transfer need was confirmed after opening day draw READ: The Albion player ratings as Swift and Wallace shine on debut Dike, who himself is to all intents and purposes a new signing to this Albion side after struggling with injury set-backs during his first six months at the club, made an impressive cameo appearance from the bench at the Riverside and is eyeing his first start against Watford on Monday night. Should he get the nod, it'll likely be the first opportunity for the US international to combine once again with summer import Wallace, who shone during his time on the right wing at Millwall. Dike has in general been very taken by the impact of the new recruit. “I’ve never seen someone run as much as he does. He just runs, runs and runs," Dike said, in an interview with the Sun. "He’s always pressing and doing everything. He also crosses the ball well and he’s a good passer of the ball.
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.” There was much deliberation on Steve Bruce's part as he weighed up his attacking options on Teesside; after Wallace and Dike combined against Hertha, along with Swift and Grady Diangana, Bruce opted to leave the January arrival on the bench. Matt Phillips was preferred to Diangana, while Karlan Grant got the nod to operate as a lone forward. Callum Robinson, who although has been the subject of transfer speculation this summer remains at the club, was injured too and is a further option should he remain at the club beyond the deadline. Throw in Swift and Wallace, and you have an attacking unit which looks on paper to be as talented as any strike-force in the entire division, certainly in terms of depth. That's the way Dike sees it, and he expects all of the above to be called upon to contribute over the course of the campaign. “No matter who plays, it’s a great group. Everyone offers something different — craftiness, goalscoring, lots of other things," he added. "We’ve so many options and you need that in a Championship season where you’re playing Saturday, Wednesday, Saturday all year.” How many more signings must Albion make this summer? Comment below. READ NEXT Okay Yokuslu makes early impression as Albion target more deals Albion are linked with move for Premier League goalkeeper Bruce reveals 'home truths' at half time which sparked Boro comeback Chris Wilder outlines 'different ball-park' Albion after spoils shared Bruce makes transfer admission about Swift and Wallace
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