West Brom are pushing for automatic promotion and will use the January transfer window to close the gap on their opposition.
Following relegation from the Premier League, Darren Moore significantly strengthened his squad with the acquisitions of Dwight Gayle and Harvey Barnes, who has been recalled by Leicester this week.
With all the players at the Hawthorns who are performing at a consistent level, there are many fringe players who are struggling for game time.
Moore may use this window to axe the ‘deadwood’ from his squad, and in turn use the finances yielded by this by entering the transfer window to add some players to his squad.
By selling, the Baggies can afford to spend money on new acquisitions to strengthen their promotion bid.
Here, we look at THREE players we think could realistically leave the club by the end of the January transfer window, due to a lack of game time and also to raise money.
Do you agree, or can you see any other players being axed in the month of January? Let us know in the comments below if so.
Bakary Sako signed for West Brom from Crystal Palace in the summer after a little bit of a saga.
It hasn’t worked out for the winger at West Brom, and he has struggled for game time.
Despite only being at the club for a matter of months, Sako could be axed and offered the chance to rebuild his career elsewhere.
Now 35, Tyrone Mears’ best years are well past him, and despite only signing for the Baggies in the summer, he has hardly played a minute, and a move away could be well on the cards.
He may look down a league or two, or even to the MLS, as Mears looks for some regular minutes in probably his last years in the game.
Conor Townsend joined the club from Scunthorpe after an impressive stint, but has failed to make any impact on the first team, starting just a handful of games.
At age 25, Townsend may seek more regular game time and he could be one to face the chop as Moore looks to strengthen his squad this window.