West Brom and their goalkeeping situation is completely up in the air right now and it’s unclear who could be the club’s first-choice shot-stopper going forward, as well as what their plans are for their current goalkeepers for the remainder of the campaign.
Sam Johnstone is a wanted man and that might mean he departs either this month or at the end of the campaign when his current Baggies deal comes to an end. Unless Valerien Ismael’s side actually bags a promotion, then it seems likely they could lose him to a Premier League outfit at some point though.
As backup to him, West Brom have David Button available to them. He’s only played once so far this season but the 32-year-old racked up plenty of experience at Brentford and has also played for Brighton and Fulham.
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Beyond him, they also have Alex Palmer and Josh Griffiths. Whilst the latter of the two is currently a first-team regular at Lincoln, he may soon end up back at the Hawthorns.
That is because they want Alex Palmer to get some backup in case he needs to step-in, as reported by The Athletic.
Griffiths has thrived in the first half of the campaign and has looked solid enough for the standard of League One but it looks like he could be brought back to fill the gap that Palmer would leave if he too is sent out on a short-term basis.
That means that Griffiths future at the club – at least for the remainder of the season – could be at the Hawthorns. He might have to come back from Lincoln in order for his teammate to get some action and also in the event that Johnstone leaves and they need a stand-in beyond David Button.
For now though, Griffiths will remain on loan at Lincoln and they’ll no doubt be hoping to keep him for the rest of the season. However, there is a chance that they may have to look for another shot-stopper to replace him before the window is done.