The midfielder had a standout season in the Championship with Blackburn Rovers and now apparently has a pick of the division's clubs, and even newly-promoted Premier League outfit Bournemouth, as a free agent Newly-promoted Premier League side Bournemouth are reportedly the favourites to land free agent midfielder Joe Rothwell this summer, who is also 'wanted' by West Bromwich Albion.
West Bromwich Albion are interested in a summer transfer window move for John Swift, as per the Express and Star. The 26-year-old has been one of the best creative midfielders in the Championship for some years now and is edging towards the end of his contract at the Select Car Leasing Stadium.
Steve Bruce has highlighted midfield creativity as an issue that West Bromwich Albion need to solve in the summer, in what looks likely to be a busy window for the West Midlands club. They’ve ended the current campaign in mid-table and will need to make significant improvements next term if they’re to challenge for promotion.
The West Brom midfield has been rather uninspiring for much of the 2021-22 season and they have suffered badly as a result with poor form throughout. Jake Livermore is great for being the defensive rock and Alex Mowatt is decent for one or two screamers per season but they’ve had to rely on the youthful exuberance of Taylor Gardner-Hickman to have any kind of spark.
West Bromwich Albion enjoyed a 1-0 win over Reading on Saturday afternoon and Jayson Molumby was one of many players who impressed. The 22-year-old started alongside Jake Livermore and played his part in stopping the Royals registering a shot on target in their own backyard. No West Brom player had more touches, made more tackles, had more interceptions, completed more passes or made more successful dribbles than Molumby, so he was deserving of all the praise.
West Bromwich Albion left themselves short of options in midfield after Sam Field joined Queens Park Rangers, Romain Sawyers joined Stoke City and Rekeem Harper joined Ipswich Town last summer. The Baggies only had Jake Livermore, Alex Mowatt and Jayson Molumby to choose from, so Adam Reach and Taylor Gardner-Hickman were used in the makeshift role to varying degrees of success.
Championship outfit West Bromwich Albion will have until the third week of May to trigger their option to extend Romaine Sawyers’ contract by a further 12 months, according to a report from Stoke-on-Trent Live. The 30-year-old was left out in the cold by Valerien Ismael in the early stages of this season, preferring Alex Mowatt and Jake Livermore as options in the middle of the park despite him making a respectable 19 Premier League appearances during the 2020/21 campaign.
Improvements need to be made to the West Bromwich Albion squad if they’re to launch a significant promotion push next season. While the failed Valerien Ismael experiment hasn’t helped, the limitations of the current group have been clear to see during the 2021/22 campaign and solutions need to be sought in the summer.
Easter Monday was perhaps the lowest point of the season for West Brom with a humiliating 4-0 defeat away to Nottingham Forest. The result put any faint hopes of a playoff push out of the window and supporters have been voicing their displeasure at the result and the season as a whole.
West Bromwich Albion are 12th in the Championship for points, 18th in the league for goals, 9th for average possession per game, 19th for tackles and 15th for interceptions, so they could benefit from a ball-player who can turnover possession in the middle of the park.
There were a lot of underperformers in West Bromwich Albion’s 4-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest on Monday, but not every player struggled. Jake Livermore was one of a few who put in a decent showing at the City Ground and can hold his head higher than most.
Latest West Brom news as BirminghamLive brings you the reaction of Neil Warnock to the controversial incident in Monday's 4-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest Nottingham Forest were without a doubt the more dominant side against West Bromwich Albion - but there was a hint of controversy surrounding the hosts' second goal in the 4-0 victory.
Andy Hinchcliffe slammed West Brom midfielder Jake Livermore for his red mist in Monday night’s 4-0 defeat against Nottingham Forest. The England international was constantly in the referee’s ear as decisions seemingly kept going against the Baggies. However, things reached a boiling point when he kicked the ball into the stands due to frustration and was not reprimanded for it.
Watch West Brom’s Gardner-Hickman boot ball into Nottingham Forest fans after whistle and leave entire stand fuming
WEST BROM ace Taylor Gardner-Hickman enraged Nottingham Forest fans on Monday night... by booting the ball at them. The Baggies academy graduate was selected by Steve Bruce for his side's clash at promotion-chasing Forest. Taylor Gardner-Hickman kicking the ball into the Nottingham Forest fans pic.twitter.com/WAhoew7Au3 — SportzGlobal01 (@SportzGlobal01) April 19, 2022
West Bromwich Albion added another disappointing result to their tally for the season as they fell to a 4-0 defeat against Nottingham Forest last night. With 20 minutes on the clock, things were already looking bleak for Steve Bruce’s side, as they were 1-0 down and had Darnell Furlong sent off after picking up two yellow cards.
Albion fans endured another miserable evening in what has been a dreadful season after seeing their side well beaten at Nottingham Forest. On a night where referee David Webb was at the heart of the action, Steve Bruce's side were thumped 4-0 with Brennan Johnson, Ryan Yates, Jack Colback and Sam Surridge all on target for the hosts.
Steve Bruce's side fell to a dispiriting defeat as they capitulated after going down to ten men inside 20 minutes to again all but end the faintest of faint playoff hopes once and for all West Bromwich Albion's dismal away form continued on Easter Monday as Nottingham Forest ran out 4-0 winners at the City Ground against Steve Bruce's 10-man Baggies.
Neil Warnock goes berserk at Nottingham Forest v West Brom 'disgrace' as Sky Sports show controversial footage
Neil Warnock exploded live on Sky Sports as he assessed the controversial throw-in that led to Nottingham Forest’s second goal against West Brom on Monday night. Albion were a goal down and a man down when the linesman flagged for a throw-in in favour of the away side at the City Ground.
Alex Mowatt is back in midfield while Conor Townsend and Kyle Bartley are back in the starting XI as the three changes from the team that beat Blackpool on Good Friday West Bromwich Albion manager Steve Bruce has made three changes from Friday's win against Blackpool. Kyle Bartley returns to the team at the back in place of Semi Ajayi to partner Dara O'Shea and Matt Clarke in defence.
Having spent the past two-and-a-half seasons abroad on loan, Lovre Kalinic is every inch Villa’s forgotten man. And yet the Croatia international’s story is very much worth revisiting for any club with designs on making extensive moves in this summer’s transfer window.