Darren Moore has confirmed he’ll be looking at the contract situation of 36-year old Wes Hoolahan after his performance in the FA Cup against fellow Championship side Wigan Athletic, according to Birmingham Live.
Bakary Sako headed a Chris Brunt corner in just past the half hour mark to give Moore’s side the lead and ultimately the win, but Hoolahan turned in an impressive display for them in the middle of the park.
He joined on a short term deal after the transfer deadline had closed in the autumn and has played seven times for the Baggies. The match against Wigan was only his second start, the other coming in the League Cup against Crystal Palace.
His five Championship outings have all come from the bench, but that won’t deter Moore from looking closely at the former Norwich players future.
“We saw Wes’s intelligence and touch,” said Moore post match. “His ability to be a nuisance in those pockets of space and getting the team moving from back to front. The only thing is he blew up about 70 minutes, but his contribution was absolutely first class.”
“I know we’ve passed the halfway mark in the league programme but for me, this week gives me an opportunity to lift my head and look at the season so far. I’ll be looking at Wes’s contract situation.”
Hoolahan’s current employers face his former club in a massive Championship promotion contest this weekend, with second place Norwich visiting the Hawthorns in a real six-pointer.
Interesting comments from Moore, Hoolahan hasn’t featured much and I would have personally thought his time there was up. he’s not playing much in the league and that will be their focus going forward.
Surely he wouldn’t sign him just to start in the FA Cup fourth round, would he?