Round-up: West Brom loanee facing uncertain future, Birmingham City stance on striker revealed

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Latest West Brom and Birmingham City news and rumours on Monday

West Brom’s first game back after the World Cup break is an away trip to Sunderland on 12th December. They beat Stoke City 2-0 last time out.

Birmingham City return to the action next month with a clash against Blackpool at Bloomfield Road. Here is a look at some of the latest news regarding the Midlands pair...

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West Brom

Portsmouth boss Danny Cowley has admitted there is uncertainty over the future of his loan players as he looks ahead to January. Pompey currently have West Brom goalkeeper Josh Griffiths but the Baggies hold an option to recall him. Cowley has told our sister title The News: “With the loans there’s always a little bit of uncertainty at this time of year. ‘I don’t think we’re the only one in that position.”

He added: “Josh Griffiths has done well, he’s going to be a top keeper.”

Carlos Corberan has taken his squad to Spain for a training camp. The boss has told the Express & Star that he hopes the experience can help gel the players together: “The fact that we will travel creates some togetherness, because they are going to travel together, without their families – just as a group of players.

“You can increase the togetherness between us, not only between the players – but also between the players and the staff. We are going to spend time together and that can be positive.”

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Birmingham City

Brighton and Hove Albion striker Evan Ferguson’s name has been ‘mentioned’ as a potential target for Birmingham but the club are yet to move for him, as detailed in a report by Birmingham Live. The 18-year-old has been linked with a few clubs this winter.

Hannibal was left on the bench in Tunisia’s last World Cup game as they lost 1-0 to Australia. They take on France on Wednesday in their final group clash.

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