West Brom announce academy retained list

By Matt Wilson | West Bromwich Albion | Published:

Albion have announced their academy retained list ahead of the 2017/18 season, confirming that former third-choice keeper Jack Rose has left the club.

Defender Jack Fitzwater is staying with the club.

Solihull-born Rose, 22, appeared several times on the bench at the start of 2015/16 season when Ben Foster was injured, but Alex Palmer moved above him in the pecking order.

He has now been released along with striker Andre Wright, 20, who spent part of last season on loan at Coventry City, and midfielder Rahis Nabi, 18, who is the third Nabi brother to leave the club following Adil and Samir’s departure.

Also being released are Panagiotis Artymatas, Danny Barbir, Sameron Dool, Zak Elbouzedi, Marcus Forss, Callam Jones, Jordan Piggott, Callum Pritchatt, James Smith, Brad Sweeney, and Chay Tilt.

However, promising centre-backs Jack Fitzwater, 19, and Shaun Donnellan, 20, have both seen their one-year extensions taken up by the club.

Donnellan enjoyed a successful spell on loan at Dagenham & Redbridge in the National League in the second half of last season while Fitzwater impressed head coach Tony Pulis during pre-season last year.

Striker Tahvon Campbell, 20, and midfielder Kyle Edwards, 19, have also been kept on for another year. Campbell spent last season on loan at Yeovil Town and Notts County.

Defender Max Melbourne, 18, and midfielder Alex Bradley, 18, have both signed new one-year contracts.

Australian under-20 goalkeeper Jasko Keranovic, 19, has signed a one-year contract with a further 12-month option in the club’s favour, while fellow shot-stopper Ethan Ross, 20, has agreed a one-year deal.

Goalkeeper Brad House, 18, and forward Evan Pierce, 18, have also been offered new deals.

Matt Wilson

By Matt Wilson
Football MMPJ - @mattwilson_star

Sports reporter at the Express & Star, who primarily covers West Bromwich Albion.


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