'One of the best' - Bold West Brom January transfer claim made about Celtic star

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A prediction was yielded about West Brom's next game against Bristol City and they couldn't not wax lyrical about the on-loan Celtic man.

A leading EFL pundit has made a claim that West Brom might have made the best signings of the January transfer window

David Prutton, who played just under 500 games of professional football for the likes of Southampton, Nottingham Forest and Coventry City waxed lyrical about the on-loan Celtic winger Mikey Johnston. He last week predicted that the Baggies would win against Huddersfield Town and that Johnston would a play a role in it and he did by scoring twice.

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The 24-year-old has six goals and one assist in nine games since joining from the Scottish Premiership champions and has been a more than suitable replacement for Jeremy Sarmiento. Johnston's form is backed up by the statistics as his six goals means he is averaging a goal every 86 minutes. It's the best minutes-per-ratio goal rate of any player to net at least five times this term.

"What a player Mikey Johnston looks," said Prutton in his Sky Sports column.

"Is he one of the best January recruitments we’ve seen at this level? His impact for West Brom has been stunning, and he put on a masterclass again at Huddersfield last Sunday.

"Bristol City got a vital win last time out as they narrowly beat Swansea. On paper this looks like a home win, but the Robins tend to turn up against the better sides, so this is by no means a banker. But the Baggies should have the quality here."

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Prutton finished off by predicting that West Brom would claim a 2-0 win over the West Country outfit. West Brom have a decent record against Bristol City at home having won 10 of their last 13 home games with them. The most recent meeting between the pair at the Hawthorns however did end up being a 2-0 win for the Robins.

Bristol City have struggled to find the back of the net against West Brom in their last two league meetings against them however. West Brom's home record is good having won six of their last seven home league games and in that period they have kept four clean sheets.

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