West Brom may live to regret making this hasty transfer decision: Opinion

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West Brom may live to regret making this hasty transfer decision: Opinion
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Robert Snodgrass is said to have been transfer listed by West Bromwich Albion ahead of the January window, as per a recent report by The Sun.

The veteran Scottish midfielder was a notable absentee from the squad for his side during their 0-0 draw with Nottingham Forest on Friday at the Hawthorns and now serious doubts have been cast over his future with the Baggies past the turn of the new year.

Prior to being involved this term, Snodgrass had experienced some trouble with injuries but appeared to be winning Valerien Ismael over upon his return to action as he was quickly handed seven appearances across both league and cup competitions.

However there is an argument to be made that the 34-year-old quite simply doesn’t live up to the head coach’s high standards, with Ismael preferring to have players within his midfield that are capable of pressing and harrying the opposition for the entire 90 minutes.

All in all it is perhaps the lack of depth in midfield that is the most concerning part about this decision, with the club potentially having been too hasty in making Snodgrass available for transfer without thinking about the wider ramifications that it could have for the squad as a whole.

Snodgrass is one of only four central midfielders in the West Brom squad alongside the likes of Jake Livermore, Alex Mowatt and Jayson Molumby, which means the Midlands club would be taking a risk if they shipped him out in January without a ready made replacement lined up.

Indeed with the likes of Livermore and Molumby both being suspended for their upcoming Midlands derby game against Coventry City, it remains to be seen if Snodgrass will be given a start for the match at the Coventry Building Society Arena on Saturday.

Add to the fact that the experienced midfielder offers skills as both a big voice in the dressing room and on the pitch and it is fair to say that this decision from the club is somewhat surprising given their ambitions to get promotion this term.

Potentially disrupting the harmony within the squad at this important stage of the season could have a very detrimental affect on that goal as a whole and it is for that reason that the Baggies may want to reconsider their position on the Scot’s future.

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