Across 46 games, the Baggies were the only team in the second tier to not rack up a shot-on-target percentage of 30% or more.
One man who could have been a big help for the team in that regard is Conor Gallagher.
Having spent the 2020/21 season on loan at The Hawthorns, the midfielder then joined Crystal Palace for another loan spell. In 34 Premier League appearances this season, the English youngster scored eight goals and provided three assists.
This suggests that, if the Baggies had been able to keep hold of the 22-year-old, he could have given them a better chance of getting close to promotion.
However, with the summer transfer window in mind, this could give Steve Bruce the chance to secure the Baggies’ own version of Gallagher.
West Brom’s next Gallagher
Earlier this month, the Midlands club were linked with a move for MK Dons starlet Scott Twine.
Across 46 games in League One this season, the midfielder found the net 20 times and delivered 13 assists along the way. The 22-year-old also ended the recent campaign with the joint-highest number of shots on target (62) in the third tier.
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This highlights just how prominent he can be when it comes to scoring and creating goals, which is something that West Brom badly needed last season.
His overall performances in League One earned him a season rating of 7.41/10 from WhoScored, making him the second-highest rated player in the division.
Even though the Baggies recently secured a deal for John Swift, adding Twine to their ranks could not only give the club their own version of Gallagher, but would also hand them a potential future star given his young age and attacking talent.
Also, with his ability to score and provide goals for his team-mates, if he can adapt to the Championship, he could give Bruce’s side a great chance of winning promotion back to the Premier League.