‘Royal praise’ The Romaine Sawyers message West Brom fans will love
Just when you thought you couldn’t love Romaine Sawyers more.
The midfielder has endeared himself to the West Brom fanbase upon his return to The Hawthorns this summer.
Sawyers’ wait to wear Albion colours lasted six years, a spell in which he spent time at both Walsall and Brentford, and now that he’s back he’s making the most of it.
Having already spoken of his pride in stepping onto the Hawthorns surface when the Baggies faced Millwall last week, Sawyers has earned plaudits for his performances.
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Away from the field, though, the midfielder has made efforts – particularly on social media – to connect with the fanbase.
The latest example concerns Claire Wheeler, who is the daughter of the late, great Jeff Astle.
The Albion legend was of course fondly remembered among the faithful as ‘The King’, something Sawyers hinted at when he responded to a tweet that Claire posted.
“Absolutely love @RomaineSawyers,” she said. “For me, a Premier League player all day long. A young Gareth Barry in the making.
“Looks so comfortable on the ball. Always wants the ball. And LOVES the club. You’ll do for me my son.”
In reply, Sawyers answered: “Royal praise from the princess, thank you for your kind words.”
It was an exchange that wasn’t lost on the Baggies presence online; here are a selection of comments from fans who have been having their say on Sawyers.
Liam Cooper: Sawyers has got be the bargain of the season surely to god. I know it’s been 3 games but £3m for a player coming into his prime! Unreal business.
Joe : Sawyers really is that guy man.
Daniel McCulloch: Must have watched @RomaineSawyers celebration for our first goal over 20 times. Absolutely love it. Top player, top fan!
Matt Rowley: Footballers get a bad press sometimes, but what a class act Romaine Sawyers is. He’s a good un
Lauren : Honestly, how can you not love him!
Rob Paddock: The “West Brom boy” is well and truly back!