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West Brom's Alan Irvine holds talks with want-away duo George Thorne and Craig Dawson

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Alan Irvine has held face-to-face talks with want-away duo George Thorne and Craig Dawson to convince both they are in his Premier League plans.

But the Baggies head coach has not slammed the door shut on a move for the young Baggies duo who have had transfer requests rejected this summer.

Thorne remains a target for Championship outfit Derby County where he made a big impression on loan during their thwarted promotion push last season.

And England Under 21 defender Dawson is a target for promoted Burnley – but is also a player who has had a transfer request turned down.

Albion are still hunting signings to beef up a squad depleted by a clear-out at the end of last season and the chance for first team football for both Thorne and Dawson has never been more promising.

Irvine has underlined that point by saying: "George and Craig are very much players in my thoughts. I had long discussions with both of them and they were good, amicable talks. They know the situation and have continued to work hard in training."

Meanwhile Albion are named as one of the clubs showing an interest in 19-year-old Conference striker Kaiyne Woolery from Tamworth. Woolery has twice been on trial at Burnley but Tamworth manager Dake Belford said: "There's been interest from West Brom, too."

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