West Bromwich Albion podcaster and journalist Chris Lepkowski has been sharing his praise for Baggies left-back Connor Townsend.
This comes after Lepkowski co-hosted a recent episode of West Brom-themed podcast The Liquidator where he spoke about a range of topics concerning Sam Allardyce’s side, including their recent 1-1 draw against Wolves in the Premier League.
On the subject of Townsend, who assisted West Brom’s goal against their Midlands rivals on Monday evening, Lepkowski had this to say about the defender. (16.12)
He said: “I think defensively, he’s still a little bit deficient at times.
“I do think that against better players he can struggle, but I will say his delivery of the ball is excellent, consistently so. I think he’s been very strong with his delivery and I’d like to see him play a bigger part in that respect, on corners, on free-kicks, I think we’ve got a real asset there.
“Somebody who can get the ball over with accuracy, with pace, with intensity and we can work him into that kind of role that we’ve missed since Chris Brunt was at the club, in many respects.”
Since then, the 28-year-old, who is currently valued at £1.35 million, has made 71 appearances for West Brom in which he has scored one goal and provided four assists in the process (per Transfermarkt).
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Given how Townsend has racked up a higher number of passes per game (38) than any other current member of West Brom’s squad so far this season, as well as a fairly respectable overall season rating of 6.76/10, it’s easy to see why Lepkowski has been impressed with the Englishman this season.
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With the Wolves match, in particular, the fact that Birmingham Live gave the full-back a match rating of 7/10 and called his cross that led to West Brom’s goal from Mbaye Diagne as ‘superb,’ only backs up what Lepkowski had to say in the podcast.