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Brown Ideye | Forward

Team: West Bromwich Albion
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/10/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 172

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Bournemouth scored a shock win over West Brom to put them into the quarter finals of that competition for the first time ever.
The Baggies fielded a team of mostly squad players for the match-up but having improved their depth over the summer would still have expected to win this match. Instead they found themselves able to get only an own goal from Bournemouth defender Tommy Elphick. Of even more concern is the fact that they lost the possession battle 48% to 52% to the club currently fourth in the Championship. Maybe the Baggies' depth isn't all that we thought it might be. Oct 30 - 9:31 AM

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West Brom could welcome back a quartet of players this weekend but Baggies boss Alan Irvine is unlikely to make wholesale changes after the emphatic victory over Burnley at the Hawthorns in game week six.

Chris Baird [illness] missed out last Sunday but has returned to training while Brown Ideye [ankle], Sylvestre Varela and Victor Anichebe [both groin] face late fitness tests; full-back Sebastien Pocognoli who limped to the sidelines after picking up a minor knock should be fine. However West Brom will be forced into at least one alteration as Andre Wisdom is unable to face his parent club under the terms of his loan agreement – Christian Gamboa is in line for his first league start since his summer move from Rosenborg. Saido Berahino will look to add to his four goals already this term and will be buoyed by the news of his England Under-21 call up on Thursday.
Oct 2 - 9:27 AM

Ideye Brown racing against the clock to be fit for a Week 1 Baggies debut.

West Brom's most expensive summer signing has yet to prove his fitness is at a sufficient level to earn him a start in the season debut against Sunderland. The controversial signing will have an uphill battle to convince critics that he was worth his transfer price and before he can do that he will have to be fit. His chances of playing in Week 1 are deemed to be about 50/50 at this point. Stay tuned to Alan Irvine's press conference on Friday for more.
Aug 14 - 9:44 PM

Looking to fill the Romelu Lukaku-sized hole in their front line, West Brom have broken their transfer record to sign Nigerian international Brown Ideye.

Ideye represents a big gamble for West Brom after a year of failed experiments at forward last season. At 6' tall and 155 lbs., the Nigerian will never be mistaken for Romelu Lukaku but he is capable of holding down the middle and letting West Brom's runners like Stephane Sessegnon and Saido Berahino play off of him. Never a huge goal scorer in either France (17 goals in 52 appearances) or Russia (33 in 74), he is coming into his prime at 25-years-old and could still have some upside for the Baggies in addition to providing the focal point that has been missing since Lukaku's loan spell ended. He would have to improve on his Dynamo Kiev goal-scoring rate while stepping up in competition to be a serious fantasy consideration.
Jul 23 - 11:26 AM