Round-up: West Brom target expected to stay, Birmingham City open to contract offer

West Brom target expected to stay, Birmingham City open to contract offer

West Brom’s next game is on 12th December away at Sunderland. They beat Stoke City 2-0 at home last time out.

Birmingham City are back in action on 10th December against Blackpool at Bloomfield Road. Here is a look at some of the latest news involving the Midlands pair...

West Brom

West Brom midfielder John Swift believes new boss Carlos Corberan’s training methods are ‘intense’. He has told the official club website: “He’s intense. You have to train like you’re playing a game. There’s no point going out there if you’re only going to give 70 or 80 per cent. You have to train at 100 per cent every single session and that’s what he’s got across. You have to be really concentrated in every drill that we do because they’ll benefit you when it comes to a game.

“I think it’s just really intense, the sessions are really well thought out and everyone’s still learning, hopefully we can keep getting better.”

Reporter Pete O’Rourke has said he ‘can’t see’ Baggies-linked Jerry Yates leaving Blackpool in January. He has told Football League World: “Blackpool will be asking for a decent fee for Jerry Yates. 5 million pounds – I can’t see too many teams spending that in January in this upcoming transfer window right now. But if he continues to score goals, and create goals, well, I’m sure it’s just gonna raise his price tag.”

Birmingham City

Birmingham are ‘open’ to handing midfielder George Hall a new deal, as detailed in a report by Birmingham Live. The midfielder has made 17 appearances in all competitions so far this season under John Eustace. However, he has been linked with a winter switch to Leeds United in the Premier League.

Hannibal played for Tunisia at the World Cup on Tuesday in their 0-0 draw with Denmark. His nation are back in action on Saturday versus Australia.