The West Bromwich Albion squad has reconvened for pre-season training ahead of their return to the Championship.
New manager Valerien Ismael, appointed following the departure of Sam Allardyce, has the chance to begin implementing his ideas.
The Baggies are looking to bounce back after amassing only 26 points over the course of 38 Premier League games last season, leaving them 19th in the final table, 13 points adrift of safety.
The club’s official social media channels have been posting images of the preparations getting underway in the Midlands, and one of those showed forward Callum Robinson in action, with the caption ‘fit and firing’.
Intriguingly, in the background of the shot, 17-year-old defender Rico Richards is visible.
Richards could make next step after impressing for West Brom youth
His involvement in the senior session perhaps bodes well for the teenager’s chances of making a first team debut during the 2021/22 season.
Upon noticing him participating in first team training, these Baggies fans erupted with excitement:
West Brom fans delighted to see Richards in training
“IS THAT RICO RICHARDS THE GOAT?????? RICO FOR FIRST TEAM.”
“Go on Rico lad”
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