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West Brom fans are far from happy with reports linking club with Wes Holahan and Russell Martin

West Brom fans are far from happy with reports linking club with Wes Holahan and Russell Martin

West Bromwich Albion have started the season in a manner which strongly suggests a promotion bid should be on the cards this season after claiming 10 points from their opening 6 fixtures. 

Whilst the supporters have not been completely blown away by their club’s opening to the new season, there is certainly reason for optimism ahead of a potential promotion bid.

But Darren Moore’s squad is lacking the level of depth which is typically required for any side to hold their own at the summit of the Championship table, so it’s no surprise that they’ve been linked with two new players this week.

According to the West Brom reporter for the Express & Star, namely Matt Wilson, Wes Hoolahan and Russel Martin are both on trial with the club until the end of the week as Moore turns to free agents in a bid to bolster his squad.

It’s likely that the Baggies will have a clearer idea on whether they want to sign the pairing or not by the end of their trial on Friday, but it’s fair to say that the supporters are far from pleased by their club’s interest.

Hoolahan, 37 and Martin, 32, are both highly experienced at this level, but the supporters believe that they represent backwards signings when they have talented players coming through their academy system who could be given a chance to impress in the first-team.

It’s easy to understand the concerns of the supporters considering West Brom’s squad already contains a handful of veterans, but the pragmatic double signing may ultimately be in the club’s best interests to ensure the squad is well stocked to deal with injury concern throughout the campaign.

Here’s what the fans have had to say about the latest transfer report…

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