Reading have been handed a double boost on the injury front ahead of their English Championship clash with West Brom this weekend. The Royals would be the guests of West Brom at the Hawthorns on Saturday and they have received a positive injury news on two of their players in time for the West Brom game.
Royals boss Veljko Paunovic gave an injury update on those two players in his pre-match press conference for the West Brom encounter. Earlier in the week, Liam Moore and Junior Hoilett were spotted in Reading training with the rest of their teammates. Continue reading “READING HANDED DOUBLE INJURY BOOST”
West Brom is currently locked in a battle with Middlesbrough, Nottingham Forest, Luton and Sheffield for a spot in the playoffs. They are currently sixth with just three points separating the five teams. New manager Steve Bruce has promised that he would do all that he possibly can to ensure that his team secures a place.
Bruce signed an eighteen-month contract with the Albion side, and he hoped that his years managing top sides would come in handy in the coming months. For this to happen, he would need to drop his tag as a relegation “escape” expert into a manager that can steer a team into championship place material. Continue reading “BRUCE PLANS PROMOTION PUSH AT ALBION”
West Brom have closed the gap on leaders Bournemouth in the English Championship following their slim win over newcomers Hull City. The Baggies are back in the second tier of English football after suffering demotion from the Premier League at the end of last season and they played hosts to newly promoted Championship outfit Hull City in their latest league game.
At the end of proceedings, West Brom were able to narrow the points deficit between them and Bournemouth at the top of the Championship standings with a 1-0 win over Hull City. KarlanAhearne-Grant scored the only goal of the game shortly after the midpoint of the second half. Continue reading “CHAMPIONSHIP: WEST BROM CLOSE GAP”
Southampton are reportedly plotting a move for West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone ahead of the January transfer window next year. This is according to the report from English publication The Express and Star which stated that the Saints want to steal a march on other interested teams such as the London duo of West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur in the quest to sign the Baggies shot stopper.
Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United are waiting patiently to snap up ex-Manchester United shot stopper Johnstone on a free transfer when his West Brom contract ends next summer. However, Southampton are prepared to offer West Brom a fee for his transfer at the start of next year when the England international will have some months to run on his existing deal at the Hawthorns. Continue reading “SOUTHAMPTON IN JANUARY BID FOR JOHNSTONE”
Wales international winger Daniel James may have left English Premier League giants Manchester United to sign for Leeds United this summer, but they were not the only club that were interested in the former Swansea City man. James’ departure from Old Trafford was already a lingering topic in the media for some time and started gaining more media attention after the Red Devils signed England international star Jadon Sancho from German Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund dyeing the summer transfer window.
Football Insider understands that West Brom have agreed a free transfer deal for ex-Sheffield Wednesday winger Adam Reach. It was disclosed that the Baggies are on the verge of completing a move for Reach after they had a breakthrough in talks.
Liverpool star Takumi Minamino is one of the Premier League players that have been attracting interest from several clubs this summer. The Japan international attacker has not had the best of careers at Liverpool and has failed to secure regular football at Anfield since his move from Salzburg some months ago. Following his move to join the Reds, Minamino initially had high hopes that he would become an important player under Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp but that has not been the case so far.
Although the German manager has admitted that even though he loves the player, he cannot promise him regular game time because there is too much competition for places in the team. Because of his inability to become a regular starter, Minamino was then sent out on loan two seasons ago as he sealed a temporary move to Southampton where he spent the rest of the season at St Mary’s. Continue reading “WEST BROM TARGETING MINAMINO SIGNING THIS SUMMER”
West Ham United are clear favourites to sign West Brom shot stopper Sam Johnstone this summer. This is according to the publication from the Watford Observer. It was stated that the Hammers have a clear run on the player after it was established that Watford don’t want to sign the England international despite the numerous transfer links involving Johnstone and the club.
Johnstone had previously been linked with Watford who are newly promoted to the Premier League ahead of the new season after finishing second behind league champions Norwich City in the Championship. The Hornets picked up one of the two automatic spots for promotion alongside the Canaries before Brentford completed the three-team promotion line-up via the playoffs. Continue reading “WEST HAM CLEAR FAVOURITES FOR JOHNSTONE”
West Brom are closing in on relegation from the Premier League after one season in the English top flight due to the inability to win their last league game at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The Baggies started last weekend eleven points adrift of safety with five matches left to play in the league this season and they needed to win their midlands derby clash with Wolves to boost their chances of surviving the drop. Continue reading “WEST BROM ON BRINK OF RELEGATION”
West Bromwich Albion manager Sam Allardyce will be hoping his players can maintain their current awesome boost in confidence as they prepare to welcome League rivals Southampton to the Hawthorns on Monday night in their next league fixture. Albion are currently beaming in confidence after their huge and unexpected result at Stamford Bridge last week.
The Baggies shocked the footballing world as they inflicted a devastating 5-2 defeat on Chelsea at their home – their first defeat under manager Thomas Tuchel. The result was unexpected and also sent some serious warning to the rest of the relegation battles that the Baggies are in the business of trying to maintain survival in the top-flight. Continue reading “WEST BROM VS SOUTHAMPTON MATCH PREVIEW”