West Bromwich Albion

West Bromwich Albion

Player News - West Bromwich Albion

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Gillingham have signed West Bromwich Albion defender Bradley Garmston on a one-month loan deal.

The 20-year-old left-back came through the Premier League club's youth system, but is yet to make his senior debut for the Baggies. Meanwhile, Gills right-back Gavin Hoyte, who has made 17 appearances this season, has extended his contract with the League One club until 19 May. New signing Garmston had a loan spell with Colchester last season, featuring 13 times.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 30 - 7:11 PM

West Brom are determined to sign Callum McManaman from Wigan.

The Baggies have been trying to sign the 23-year-old midfielder for some time during the current transfer window and had a second bid of £4 million turned down by the Lancashire club last week. Tony Pulis confirmed that talks were continuing in his press conference ahead of Saturday's FA Cup fourth round victory over local rivals Birmingham. McManaman, a former England U-20 international, has also been the subject of interest from Hull City, having scored five times in 23 appearances for Wigan, who are struggling in the lower reaches of the Championship.
Source: Sky Sports
Jan 26 - 1:37 AM

Ben Foster was hoping for an easy day on Saturday as Tony Pulis confirmed back-up stopper Boaz Myhill would get the nod for the fourth round away tie at Birmingham in the FA Cup.

However a collision with Blues centre-forward Lloyd Dyer left the reserve goalkeeper with a split finger and suspected dislocation which required stitches and an X-ray. Although minor the injury could potentially keep Myhill out for a few weeks and with Ben Foster as the only other experienced first team keeper his absence will be a concern. Pulis will wait for further assessments / test results before deciding his next steps but with a week of the transfer window still to go the Baggies boss could yet bring in a fresh face.
Jan 25 - 6:04 AM

Victor Anichebe scored the first two goals of the match and the Baggies held on to win 2-1 over local rivals Birmingham City in the fourth round of the FA Cup

Tony Pulis continues to prove that he is a magic man as West Brom continued their unbeaten run of four matches since Pulis assumed control of the Midlands club. Anichebe was exceptional with two goals and the Baggies held on as Birmingham City tried to conjure some FA Cup mystique but it was not to be as West Brom advanced in what is now a weak field with Chelsea, Manchester City, Southampton and Spurs all going out in Round Four with Arsenal still to play and Manchester United forced into a replay against Cambridge United.
Jan 24 - 12:11 PM

West Brom Chairman Jeremy Peace has reiterated his stance that Saido Berahino is not for sale during the January window.

With Tony Pulis on hand to ensure that the Baggies stay up, it would seem counterproductive to sell the club's leading scorer in January, especially when the player has very little leverage. With a contract running through the 2016-17 season, the Baggies can certainly push the decision to sell until the summer when they are safe from relegation and Tony Pulis has more time to identify potential replacements.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 23 - 12:05 PM

Youssouf Mulumbu will have a scan today after the West Brom midfielder was stretchered off during DR Congo's disappointing goalless draw against Cape Verde on Thursday in the African Cup of Nations.

Mulumbu was said to have felt pain in his hamstring and any tear at this stage of the tournament would certainly end his involvement in the competition. This latest setback - his third muscular problem of the season having already missed games in September and December - will be a concern for new baggies boss Tony Pulis who will see Mulumbu as a pivotal part of his side’s chances of Premier League survival. With Georgios Samaras, Sebastian Blanco and Silvestre Varela moving during the window and with the club open to offers for summer signing Brown Ideye all of a sudden the squad is beginning to look a little stretched although there was better news regarding Jonas Olsson [Achilles] who is expected to return to training next.
Jan 23 - 11:22 AM

Saido Berahino couldn't match the form from his previous two Premier League appearances vs Everton on Monday night.

Berahino looked sharp early on, but couldn't get anything going as Everton dominated for most of the game, holding nearly 70 percent of the possession. Berahino was pulled in the 69th minute and West Brom finished with just five total shots - zero on target. Berahino will look to get back on the scoresheet vs Tottenham (at home) on January 31.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 19 - 5:42 PM

Saido Berahino is available for the Monday night trip to Goodison Park despite a scheduled drunk driving hearing during the day on Monday.

The Baggies' leading scorer came under scrutiny for his drunk driving charge earlier in the season and a hearing related to that charge will be held on Monday. Berahino will have time to attend that hearing and still travel to Liverpool for the match against Roberto Martinez's struggling Everton side. Whether Tony Pulis decides to start Berahino given the circumstances is another question but the player will be eligible to play.
Source: espnfc.com
Jan 16 - 9:48 AM

Chris Baird featured in Tony Pulis' debut 1-0 victory over Hull City in Week 21 of Premier League action.

Baird, a seldom-used reserve under Alan Irvine, started Tony Pulis' first match as West Brom manager despite a healthy Sebastien Pocognoli being available and healthy on the bench. Whether this was just a calculated rotation for the visit of a relatively weak opponent or a change in direction under a new manager isn't clear yet. Baird put up strong statistics including a clean sheet and could be a relatively cheap option if he retains his starting position.
Source: Yahoo.com
Jan 14 - 1:51 PM

Ben Foster was solid in what history tells us will be the first of many 1-0 victories in 2015.

Tony Pulis is the master of the physical 1-0 victory. For fantasy managers looking for value buys as the deck is reshuffled across the Premier League in January, Foster and West Brom defenders are likely to be among the holdover players gaining the most value. Ben Foster put up a very solid 14 points in the Yahoo format. At a price of 5.71 even after that performance, he's still a bargain but it isn't likely to last too long.
Source: Yahoo.com
Jan 14 - 1:35 PM

Saido Berahino scored the lone goal on Saturday to give West Brom a 1-0 win over Hull City at The Hawthorns.

After opening the season with seven goals in the first nine games, Berahino fell into a ten-game goalless drought. However, since January 1 the young forward has looked magnificent, notching has six goals in his last three matches (two PL goals). Amidst speculation that manager Tony Pulis could let him go for a good chunk of change, Berahino is once again proving to be the best thing going for WBA this season, making a sale more unlikely by the game. The 21-year-old England International is currently tied for fifth in the league with nine goals. West Brom travel to Everton next week while Hull hope to rebound on the road vs West Ham.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 10 - 1:11 PM

Victor Anichebe returned to the starting line-up for West Brom's FA Cup match with Gateshead and scored a goal among the Baggies' seven in the process.

Tony Pulis tends to like big, bruising forwards and will be happy to see Victor Anichebe return to the starting line-up after yet another spell out injured. Saido Berahino was the star of the show with four goals but with Berahino potentially leaving in January it may be down to Anichebe and Stephane Sessegnon to lead the line for Baggies in the second half of the season.
Source: espnfc.com
Jan 5 - 11:02 AM

Tony Pulis will be suitably impressed with Saido Berahino after the 21-year-old scored four goals in West Brom's FA Cup destruction of Gateshead on Saturday.

Sadio Berahino has given Tony Pulis and West Brom management something to think about as they contemplate any offers that may come in for their top scorer. Berahino scored four goals in Pulis' first match in charge as the Baggies romped over Vanarama Conference club Gateshead 7-0 on Saturday. Given the gulf in talent between the two clubs, it isn't clear that the performance will mean much if a huge offer comes in for a player that is almost certain to leave in the near future.
Source: espnfc.com
Jan 5 - 11:00 AM

West Bromwich Albion have opened the door to the sale of Saido Berahino this month and have halted negotiations over a new deal for the time being.

Technical Director Terry Burton insists that it will take more than £20 million to sell the 21-year-old striker - "He is worth what some club would pay for him. If a club want a player bad enough and they are top quality players and if they have the finances the try and do that. Tony is a totally realistic football manager. He will do and work whatever way is best for the football club. He tries to win football matches and if he needs to sell somebody to do something else he will sell them. He will do whatever is best to get results for the club and that could involve any aspect of the policy. Whatever he wants we will work our hardest to make happen. Tony is in total charge."
Source: Daily Mail
Jan 3 - 3:28 PM

With the arrival of Tony Pulis, West Brom's defense and Ben Foster are likely to see their fantasy value rise significantly.

Tony Pulis finds a way to coax clean sheets from whatever team he is managing. His style isn't generally conducive to great attacking statistics but you can usually count on holding midfielders, central defenders and the goalkeeper piling up some fairly impressive phantom points as well as wins and clean sheets. It is easy to see a case where Craig Gardner, Youssouf Mulumbu, Joleon Lescott and whichever of Gareth McAuley or Craig Dawson starts regularly start churning out big fantasy performances in leagues that value defending statistics. It is also easy to see Ben Foster's value rising at the same time. It may be until February before the results start to appear but you might want to get in now before the market frenzy starts in single ownership formats.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 11:25:00 AM


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