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'What is going on?' Former West Brom striker Charlie Austin questions the club's plight

Charlie Austin has weighed into the debate on West Brom's current claiming - stating they should be nowhere near the drop zone after 12 games.

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Albion slipped into the Championship relegation zone following defeat at Preston in mid week - leaving them with just one win from their opening games.

Pressure continues to mount on Albion boss Steve Bruce - and now one of the club's former strikers has weighed into the debate about what has gone wrong at The Hawthorns this season.

Austin signed for the club in 2019 for £4 million, took to social media to question what is going on at the club.

The former QPR man, who now plays for Brisbane Roar in Australia, said: "What is going on @WBA. They should be nowhere near the drop zone, I get it's only October but seriously."

Then in response to a supporter's question about the ownership and what he feels has gone wrong, Austin, who scored 11 times during the 19/20 promotion campaign, insisted the club shouldn't have sacked Slaven Bilic.

Bilic was sacked following a 1-1 draw with Manchester City during Albion's last Premier League campaign, and Austin said: "Should never got rid of Slav."