James Morrison has insisted he’s a West Brom supporter now, having the left the club over the summer.
The midfielder’s contract came to an end after the play-off defeat and the Albion legend returned on Wednesday as his 12-year service to the club was celebrated by fans.
The 33-year-old made over 300 appearances for the club and scored 76 goals for the Baggies.
Morrison hasn’t yet found a new club and has been training at the Baggies’ training ground. He’ll be hoping he can find one soon, with the season well underway.
Talking to the Express and Star, Morrison said: “I’m a supporter now really. I always check on the results and when I can get down it’s nice to come and show some support and give it back to the club that supported me.”
On his look for a new club, he said: “Nothing’s coming up at the minute, which is quite worrying. I see what the market is and how clubs are changing their policies and going younger.
“I’ve prepared myself for that and I’ve got friends in a similar situation. It’s not easy but as footballers we tend to have to deal with it.”
He then gave his opinion on Slaven Bilic’s start to the season, saying: “It’s been a positive start. They’re still in the early days in the transition with a lot of new players coming in. I still think there’s a lot more to come from the team.”
James Morrison is a West Brom legend and it’s fantastic to see that he was given a fitting tribute on Wednesday night.
It’ll be interesting to see whether the Baggies will miss him later on in the season when they go through a bad patch and need a leader in the dressing room.
He’s rated highly amongst West Brom fans, not just as a player, but as a person so hopefully he can find a new club as quick as possible.