West Brom fell to defeat against Preston last night, with Sam Johnstone surprisingly not involved for Albion.
Big team news from The Hawthorns is that Sam Johnstone is not involved despite being available again after suspension.
He's not injured or ill, I understand, nor is his absence linked to any transfer activity. #WBA
— Steve Madeley (@SteveMadeley78) January 26, 2022
The England international has been the Baggies number one this season after a summer move didn’t materialise, but, after serving a three-game suspension, he was not involved against North End.
With Johnstone’s contract expiring in the summer, there’s the strong possibility that the stopper has played his last game for the club, with a January departure also an option you would expect.
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As you would expect, this prompted plenty of responses from the Albion fans, with many not happy that the situation that saw the number one left out last night. Although, some weren’t too bothered at the prospect of Johnstone moving on considering his contract.
Here we look at some of the reaction to the news from Twitter…
worrying to be fair he is our best keeper
— Robbo (@Baggieboy75Mike) January 26, 2022
So why drop him completely then bizarre
— Tom (MR T) (@BaggiesTom1) January 26, 2022
It's time we got rid of the dead wood get young players they will run all day for u
We have to build the squard
Over the summer & start again
— Paul Griffiths (@paulwg175) January 26, 2022
Good stuff. Not needed.
— Dan (GETTR: TheWatts22) (@TheWatts22) January 26, 2022
No point playing him is there tbf
— AdKido44 (@AdKido44) January 26, 2022
— Plague Gremlin (@Carpenterdf) January 26, 2022
Sam Johnstone removed all Albion related posts from his social media. One of our better players walking out the club on bad terms, happening far too often. #wba
— Tom Preston (@tommipistols) January 26, 2022