Vital Football

Latest WBA News

Albion Release Four Players

Albion Release Four Players

West Bromwich Albion have confirmed that options have been taken up on 5 players, but 4 have been released.

The club have activated the 12 month options they held on Jerome Thomas, Simon Cox, Marc-Antoine Fortune, Luke Daniels and Romaine Sawyers, but have decided not to take up the options on Nicky Shorey, Joe Mattock, Somen Tchoyi and Lateef Elford-Alliyu.

Therefore those players have been released.

Speaking to wba.co.uk Dan Ashworth said.

'Liam Ridgewell has come in and very much made the left back position his own. We felt Nicky and Joe's opportunities would therefore be limited. Joe is still at the beginning of his career, and Nicky is an experienced player, both require regular football and we can't guarantee them that. Somen had some real highlights in his first season with us, but his opportunities have become fewer and fewer, so we decided it was best to part company. Lateef has been with us since he was 15, we just felt staing in the Premier League for a third season means the bar has been raised, and it would be hard for him to break into our first team. I'd like to thank all four players and wish them well for the future.'

Ashworth also adds that the futures of Paul Scharner, Keith Andrews and Marton Fulop will hinge on the incoming gaffer - whoever that may be as they are contracted until June 30.

'Neither Paul nor Keith had an option for us to trigger. While we're in a position where we do not have a permanent head coach we are holding open the possibility of negotiations to enable both players to come back.

Vital West Brom on: facebook

Vital West Brom on: twitter

Join The Vital Debate



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Baggy Boy
Date:Wednesday May 16 2012
Time: 5:47PM

Login to post a comment

Recent West Bromwich Albion Articles

I Don't See No Fat Lady - Pardew

Alan Pardew has insisted that 'nothing's over until it's over' and he doesn't see the 'Fat Lady' in West Bromwich Albion's dressing room just yet.

Red & Yellow & Oh I'm Off...WBA v Huddersfield (24/2/18)

The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between West Bromwich Albion and Huddersfield Town this Saturday.

West Brom Fans Not Left Green With Envy

After the last week in particular, West Bromwich Albion fans haven't reacted too kindly to an announcement from the club today.

Pardew Thanks Fans For Support During Difficult Period

Head coach Alan Pardew has heaped praise on the fans for their support during yet another difficult period this season.

West Bromwich Albion Social Media

West Bromwich Albion Archived Articles

Vital Baggies articles from

Site Journalists

Baggy Boy
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

FA - Saints MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Foster1%
Dawson0%
McAuley0%
Hegazi0%
Evans0%
Phillips0%
Krychowiak0%
Barry0%
McClean90%
Rondon9%
Rodriguez0%
Sub - Brunt0%
Sub - Field0%
Sub - Burke0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent West Bromwich Albion  Results (view all)

West Bromwich Albion  Fixtures

Vital Football Comment