Date: 22nd December 2020 at 11:15am
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West Bromwich Albion podcaster Adrian Goldberg has been sharing his thoughts on Baggies winger Matt Phillips, his time at the club so far and his future as a West Brom player. 

This comes after Goldberg recently co-hosted the latest episode of Baggies-themed podcast The Liquidator where he spoke about a number of topics concerning the Midlands club.

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To kick off this quiz on Matheus Pereira, from which Portuguese club did Albion sign the playmaker?

On the subject of which of West Brom’s current squad players he thinks would thrive under new manager Sam Allardyce, Goldberg had this to say on Phillips. (36.19)

He said: “Our wingers, whether we’re looking at Philips, who, for me has been a perennial disappointment. We know he can do good stuff, that’s why he’s disappointing.

“He’s done great things and an Albion shirt, but it’s a long time since Matt Phillips has delivered and Philips to me is a player on borrowed time at the Hawthorns.”

The 29-year-old, who is currently valued at £4.95 million, signed to the Baggies back in the 2016 summer transfer window from QPR for a fee of £5.85 million.

Since then, Phillips has made 149 appearances for the club in which he has managed to score 21 goals and provide 24 assists along the way (per Transfermarkt).

TIF Thoughts on Adrian Goldberg’s comments on Phillips…

Given how Phillips has failed to score a goal in the 11 Premier League appearances he’s made so far this season and earned himself a disappointing season rating of 6.26/10 for his performances, it’s not surprising that Goldberg feels like the winger is on borrowed time at the club.

With the January transfer window on the horizon, it will be intriguing to see if Allardyce decides to keep Phillips in his squad or forces him out to another club.

Do you think West Brom should sell Phillips in January?

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In our view, Phillips’ performances so far this season have not convinced us that he has what it takes to perform to a high standard for West Brom in the top-flight so maybe a move away would benefit the Baggies.