Bruce has already made some adjustments to his squad ahead of the 2022/23 campaign as he secured the services of John Swift on a free transfer last month.
Meanwhile, Sam Johnstone, Andy Carroll and Romaine Sawyers are all set to become free-agents when their contracts at West Brom reach a crescendo at the end of June.
Whereas Bruce will be prioritising incomings over the coming weeks, he may also need to make decisions regarding the futures of some of the club’s younger players.
Here, we have decided to take a look at two West Brom players who could and maybe should be loaned out this summer…
Zac Ashworth was handed his senior debut by West Brom last season during their FA Cup clash with Brighton & Hove Albion.
Following this personal milestone, the left-back went on to make two more appearances for the club in the 2021/22 campaign.
Currently behind Conor Townsend in the pecking order at The Hawthorns, Ashworth may be forced to watch on from the sidelines for the majority of the upcoming term if he stays at West Brom.
Instead of opting to play the defender at Under-23 level, the Baggies may be able to further his development by sending him out on loan to a team in a lower division who are willing to offer to start him week-in, week-out.
Another player who could potentially benefit from a temporary move away from West Brom is Ethan Ingram.
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The right-back’s only appearance for the club to date came during their League Cup defeat to Arsenal last year.
Deployed on 24 occasions in the Premier League 2 Division 2 by West Brom’s Under-23 side last season, it may now be time for Ingram to gain some much-needed experience at senior level.
By featuring regularly for another team, the defender could improve significantly as a player and put himself in a position to challenge for a place in West Brom’s match-day squad during the 2023/4 campaign.