Premiership goals are worth their weight in gold and Nathan Ellington is proving a precious commodity for Albion.
He failed to unearth any nuggets in Saturday's gritty goalless draw against Fulham, but he has silenced any early-season critics with a return of four goals in as many games, as he adapts to life in the Premiership.
The days of strikers procuring 30 goals a season seem to be consigned to the history books, so a striker who reaches double figures should be lauded. And Ellington has received a resounding seal of approval regarding his Premiership pedigree from a man who has worked with some of the best in the business.
Albion's dogged midfielder Ronnie Wallwork spent his formative years learning the ropes at Old Trafford and was fortunate enough to see a crop of the country's finest strikers at close quarters.
Wallwork lined up with Teddy Sheringham, Ole Solskjaer, Andrew Cole and Dwight Yorke during his eight-year tenure at Manchester United. Now Wallwork isn't claiming that Ellington is in the same class as any of that quartet, but he is convinced he can see the raw material necessary to be a success.
Supporters were beginning to question Robson's wisdom after he spent £3 million on a player who suffered a dislocated shoulder and a knee ligament injury before being understandably distracted by the birth of his first child.
Nevertheless, the auguries were good as Ellington announced his arrival at The Hawthorns with a brace of stylish goals against Bradford City in the Carling Cup back in September.
But it wasn't until he notched his first top-flight goals against Everton that he was truly accepted into the supporters' hearts.
Two further strikes have ensured that he is fast becoming the darling of the Birmingham Road End and Wallwork is convinced both his and Albion's fortunes can continue to prosper in tandem.
"Nathan has all the qualities needed to make it at this level," revealed Wallwork. "He proved against Everton and Middlesbrough that he is capable of scoring goals from anywhere and his goalscoring has given the lads a boost.
"He has done well from a personal point of view to score four goals in as many games and not only is it improving his confidence, it is helping the team as well.
"It is good for the team that we have a striker scoring goals because we have to get points on the board and go for it.
"A striker scoring goals will help us as we have to try and win our home games starting with Manchester City next week."
Ellington's confidence is soaring, as is Wallwork's after a troubled start to his own campaign.
The midfielder became the sacrificial lamb for a section of Albion supporters as they endured a dreadful run that saw them secure one point out of a possible 18.
Wallwork's name was booed before fixtures against Blackburn Rovers and Arsenal and his form suffered before Robson finally removed him from the firing line.
However, his hiatus was brief and he is now forging a successful partnership with Junichi Inamoto in Albion's engine room.
The duo have dovetailed together perfectly with Wallwork undertaking the hard labour and Inamoto providing the craft.
The Japanese international praised Bryan Robson for his role in resurrecting his Hawthorns career and Wallwork, who was on the road to nowhere until Robson's arrival, is similarly grateful.
"When the gaffer continued to pick me this season it gave my confidence a massive boost. I just want to play in every game I possibly can," admitted Wallwork.
"I am really enjoying playing with Inamoto, as he is a great player and the partnership seems to be going quite well.
"We are playing some decent football and he is so good at passing and keeping the ball that it is excellent to play alongside him.
"We would like to have beaten Fulham but getting a draw at Middlesbrough gave us confidence and we are now unbeaten in three Premiership fixtures.
"Hopefully we can get on with the job in hand and continue to pick up points. The fixture against Manchester City is a massive one for us next week and we definitely want to get some points on the board before Christmas, as we have a difficult festive period.
"We have got to concentrate on getting results and our confidence is growing, which is a great help."