West Brom manager Steve Bruce has revealed that newly-signed midfielder Okay Yokuslu can play more part in the matches against Cardiff and Hull City. The 28-year-old has played just 41 minutes in the two matches ever since signing for the club on a permanent deal as a free transfer once his contract with Celta Vigo came to an end.
West Bromwich Albion‘s summer business has been impressive so far but the job is not done yet and these final weeks of the window could prove pivotal to their promotion hopes. Signing a new striker simply has to be a priority for the Championship club and they have been linked with plenty as the deadline approaches but recent reports suggesting they’re eyeing a move for Fabian Delph are a concern.
A former West Brom academy player's life was saved by the quick response of medics - after he collapsed during a National League South game. Pablo Martinez, 21, who spent three years in The Hawthorns academy, collapsed 27 minutes into Chippenham Town's clash with Chelmsford City on Saturday.
Hull City closing in on another new signing as Fenerbahce midfielder set to join Shota Arveladze's side
Dimitrios Pelkas will bring "quality and creativity" to Hull City's attack as the forward closes in on a move to Shota Arveladze's side. The Greek international, who can play across the front three and in attacking midfield, is set to join Hull on loan before the trip to West Brom this weekend.
FAO The celebration police: Blackburn Rovers should savour winning start The social media celebration police have been out in force, mocking Rovers fans for daring to enjoy their 100 per cent start to the season, harping back to the collapse in the second half of last season as they slipped out of promotion contention.
The Bluebirds have made 15 signings but there may yet be more to come, with outgoings expected to ramp up The mood surrounding Cardiff City is certainly a positive one after these positive early-season showings. For two-and-a-half league games - we will leave the cup disaster out of this - Steve Morison's Bluebirds have been a joy to watch.
Did you make our fan gallery from Rovers' 2-1 win against West Brom at Ewood Park? Ben Brereton and Sam Gallagher were on target either side of half-time, while Grady Diangana pulled one back for the visitors. Around 13,000 Rovers supporters were in attendance as Jon Dahl Tomasson's men made it three wins from three in the Championship.
Chris Wilder takes positives from Middlesbrough's first two league games, despite just one point returned Chris Wilder feels there are plenty of positives to take out of Middlesbrough's start to the season, but understands that it's hard to be so reflective while sitting with just one point from a possible six so far.
Sheffield United may repeat their experiment of starting with a back four this season after making a rare deviation from their usual 3-5-2 formation for their midweek cup tie against West Brom. Although United lost the game, Karlan Grant heading the winner just moments after coming off the bench to knock United out of the Carabao Cup, there were positive signs from the change of shape, with United’s midfield control early in the game forcing Baggies boss Steve Bruce to mirror the Blades’ approach for the second half.
League rivals Reading and West Bromwich Albion are going head-to-head in a quest to recruit Chelsea left-back Baba Rahman on loan, according to ghanasoccernet.com. The Ghanaian was an important figure for the Royals last season after joining on loan during the latter stages of August, making 29 league appearances and only being prevented from appearing more by the African Cup of Nations and an injury setback.
West Brom striker Karlan Grant was forced off in Thursday's EFL Cup win over Sheffield United, having netted the winner Karlan Grant is touch and go to be involved for West Brom at Blackburn Rovers on Sunday. The striker, who came off the bench with 20 minutes to go in Albion's EFL Cup tie with Sheffield United on Thursday night, netted the winner but was forced off soon after.
Jonny Drury and Lewis Cox discussed West Brom's EFL Cup win over Sheffield United - and provide an update on the Daryl Dike situation. Steve Bruce rung ten changes for the cup tie - with youngsters Reyes Cleary and Zac Ashworth being handed their first full starts. And the former had a great chance to give Albion a first half lead but was denied by Sheffield United keeper Wes Foderingham.
West Brom will face Derby County in the Carabao Cup second round after Karlan Grant's strike was enough to see off Sheffield United at The Hawthorns Substitute Karlan Grant headed West Brom into the Carabao Cup second round as they edged Sheffield United 1-0 at The Hawthorns. Grant's 73rd-minute effort - just three minutes after coming on - secured a tie at Sky Bet League One Derby in a game full of chances.
The Blades are in cup action at the Hawthorns this evening Sheffield United take a break from league action tonight as they make the trip to West Brom in the Carabao Cup. It's the second of three games in the space of eight days and they come up against former player and manager Steve Bruce, who is now in charge at the Hawthorns.
The Blades are in cup action at the Hawthorns this evening in an all-Championship clash Hello and welcome to our live blog of Sheffield United's Carabao Cup first round tie against West Brom at the Hawthorns. The Blades come up against a former manager in in tonight's all-Championship affair as Paul Heckingbottom's men look to secure a place in the next round.
Dan Plumley: West Brom could face big future challenge with 50% cut on £90million parachute payments
Featured We’re delighted to welcome football finance expert Dr Daniel Plumley as our exclusive columnist. Each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at West Brom... West Brom are currently into the second of three years of their parachute payments worth up to £90million but that could all be about to change in the future.
Opinion: Why West Brom should decide against sanctioning player’s potential loan move to Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough are expected to ramp up talks with league rivals West Bromwich Albion regarding a potential loan deal for Alex Mowatt, according to the Daily Mail. The 27-year-old has found himself on the bench for Steve Bruce’s side during their opening two league games of the campaign, with the ex-Barnsley man coming on very briefly against Boro on the opening day before failing to get on the pitch at all during their 1-1 draw against Watford on Monday night.
Steve Bruce still has plenty of work to do to win over the Baggies' faithful who doubt his ability to get the most from a talented squad. Paul Heckingbottom is also under pressure to make the most of a strong stable of players, and Manchester City prodigy James McAtee has now joined his ranks on loan.
It has been a tricky start to the latest Championship season for Middlesbrough. Chris Wilder’s side have picked up just one point from their opening two games, having drawn with West Brom and lost to QPR. The summer has been difficult for the Riverside club, with transfer targets still yet to be acquired in certain areas.