Turbo Grosicki: Is this his time to shine against his former club?
Above: Kamil Grosicki (in Hull City colours) has only made eight substitute appearances for WBA and has yet to start
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When Kamil Grosicki undoubtedly lines up for his first start against his former club Hull City this afternoon, he will be keen to show West Bromwich Albion fans what he can do on his day.

After signing for the Tigers back in 2017, he played for the Tigers 123 times, scoring 25 goals and providing 23 assists. He still has more goals this season for City - six - than any player currently in the squad. The closest are Mallik Wilks and Tom Eaves, both with 4. Clearly, his is a player - alongside Jarrod Bowen - who Hull miss massively.

  • On his day, he is unplayable

Grosicki has always been and is still a talented player. He can leave defenders for dead, and some of the goals he has scored over the years for the East Yorkshire club have been spectacular. He has almost as many assists as goals in his Hull career, and West Brom fans know about that too - having only played around 158 minutes of football for the Midlands club, he has still managed to register 2 assists.

However, the  Polish International does have his bad games. On his day, he is absolutely unplayable. There are games, though, where he cuts a frustrated figure. Hull fans know this only too well. For every outstanding performance, there were others where he failed to get a grip on the game out on the left hand side, and just either faded out or ended up being substitutes. His record shows this, having both an assist and a goal on average approximately every five games. This is something Hull fans will be clinging on to and hope that their former favourite has an off-day.

  • West Brom could all but seal promotion; Hull could further boost their survival hopes

The game at the Hawthorns between the two sides is actually massive for both. West Brom will be desperate to return to the Premier League alongside Leeds United, and after Marco Bielsa's side won 3-1 at Blackburn Rovers, they sit four points ahead of their promotion rivals. A win would put them a point behind Leeds, and crucially five points ahead of Brentford, who brushed Wigan Athletic aside yesterday.

Hull City gave themselves a massive chance of escaping the drop in mid-week when a Mallik Wilks last minute strike earned them a 2-1 victory against Middlesbrough. It was their first win since New Year's Day and also their first win without Grosicki in the side. A win at in the Midlands today would see Hull City move up to 18th.

This should be Grosicki's big chance of showing his new club what he can do. However, his old club will be hopeful he has an off-day, as they are all too familiar with what the Pole can produce on his day.