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‘Great news’ – These West Brom fans’ positivity to signing would not translate to the pitch

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After a respectable 13th place finish in the Premier League, Tony Pulis looked to add to his West Brom side to progress further up the table ahead of the 2015/16 campaign.

That started in earnest once survival had been secured the year before, the Baggies boss keen to improve as Albion’s fortunes on the pitch went from strength to strength.

Several players left at the end of the 2014/15 season, with holes appearing all over the squad.

Pulis knew he had to recruit both permanently and via the loan market.

To play for Manchester United you have to have some semblance of talent – and when the free transfer of this particular Red Devil was a possibility – Pulis knew he had to snap him up.

And so, on August 31 – deadline day – West Brom swooped into position to finalise the capture of Man United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard.

The Norwegian was playing third fiddle behind David de Gea and even Sergio Romero at Old Trafford.

Then, at 31-years-old, the stopper needed a move to play regular football after a stop-start time in Manchester.

And there was plenty of well-wishing form the Baggies supporters on the move at the move to add competition between the sticks.

But the well-wishing would be just that, as the keeper made only one EFL Cup appearance for the club in his two years at the club.

Failing to make a single appearance in the Premier League for Albion, the stopper was sent out on loan to Championship side Preston North end for two different spells in two different seasons.

Having signed a two-deal, it was no surprise to see him leave the club upon expiration of the deal, moving to Burnley in 2017 to try and force his way into the reckoning there.

The Baggies fans were supportive of the arrival, but it failed to take off entirely for a player who had been at one of world football’s elite clubs without much success.

The end result was somewhat inevitable.


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