Round-up: West Brom striker departs on loan, Birmingham City boss hails ‘top performer’ after QPR win

Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now
Latest West Brom and Birmingham City news and rumours

West Brom were beaten 2-0 at home by Sheffield United in Carlos Corberan’s first game in charge. The Spaniard has got a tough job on his hands at the Hawthorns after replacing Steve Bruce.

Birmingham City, on the other hand, beat high-flying QPR 2-0 on Friday night. Here is a look at the latest news regarding both clubs...

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

West Brom

West Brom are reportedly looking to secure a loan to help fund some January transfers, as per the Daily Mail. The Midlands outfit appear in need of some fresh blood in their ranks after their poor start to the season in the Championship.

The Baggies have given the green light for Mo Faal to head out the exit door on loan. He has linked up with AFC Telford United of the National League North to get some experience under his belt. The attacker will spent a month with the non-league outfit.

Birmingham City

Birmingham boss John Eustace has heaped praise on goalkeeper John Ruddy after he saved Lyndon Dykes’ penalty. He has said, as per Birmingham Live: “He is a top performer without a shadow of a doubt, the experience he brings at vital times is key. I think that just highlights how important good experienced players are to have. John, Troy (Deeney), Scotty Hogan now as well, Maxi Colin goes under the radar, real vital times in big games. Whatever games you play in these have to look after the rest of the group and they have certainly been doing that.”

QPR’s Michael Beale reflected on the match and admitted it was a poor night for his team. He also gave a nod to his opponents and told the R’s website: “Everything that could have gone wrong did go wrong. We were slow in getting started and we didn’t recover. The first goal made us chase it against a defensively very good team. They have a recipe against the teams at the top and have done very well. Fair play to John Eustace and his team.”

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.