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West Brom set to make transfer decision that might surprise some

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West Bromwich Albion are unlikely to hand Russell Martin a contract, despite the centre-back spending time on trial at the Hawthorns.  

Martin has been without a club since he departed Norwich City in the summer.

The 32-year-old spent last season on loan with Rangers too, but it seems West Brom will not be offering the defender a short-term contract.

According to the Express and Star, West Brom have decided against handing Martin a contract, but Darren Moore’s side will look to bring in Wes Hoolahan on a deal after he impressed on trial.

Albion have good options across their defensive unit, with Craig Dawson coming back into the equation now.

Kyle Bartley and Ahmed Hegazi have been Moore’s preferred centre-backs this season, whilst Tosin Adarabioyo has slotted into a back-three on occasion.

Moore’s side have picked up 10 points from their opening six fixtures of the season, leaving them narrowly outside the play-offs at this early stage of the season.

Tonight, the Baggies are back in action after the international break, looking to add to Birmingham City’s woes at St Andrew’s.

The Blues haven’t won yet in the Championship ahead of tonight’s derby.

The Verdict

West Brom have been excellent going forward this season, scoring 15 goals, with their problems coming in defence.

Moore has good options, but another body wouldn’t have hurt, which makes this decision slightly surprising.

However, with Craig Dawson on his way back into the fold, Moore has a Premier League defender to add to his armoury.

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