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No West Brom deal for former wolf Greg Halford

By Matt Wilson | West Bromwich Albion | Published:

Darren Moore has confirmed Albion will not be offering free agent Greg Halford a contract.

Greg Halford during his Wolves days

Halford approached the Baggies and asked to train with them because he lives three miles away from their Palm training ground in Walsall.

The versatile former Wolves defender was then given 45 minutes for Albion’s under-23s last Saturday which was, conincidentally, also his 34th birthday.

But Moore insists Halford has been training with Albion as a favour, and ‘nothing more’.

“Greg lives locally, he’s been out of contract,” explained Moore.

“He asked us to come in and train, I’m pleased to help him out and train with the boys to get up to full speed.

“It’s nothing more. We’ve provided an opportunity to come and train because he lives three miles from the training ground. We’re just helping out.”

Moore has already signed three free agents in their 30s this season – Tyrone Mears, Bakary Sako, and Wes Hoolahan.

But Halford will not be joining them at the Baggies, even though he can play right-back, an area Moore wants to strengthen.

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The Baggies boss is currently playing centre-back Tosin Adarabioyo at right-back, and has confirmed he cannot recall Allan Nyom from his season-long loan at Leganes.

“Tosin is holding his own there,” said Moore. “He’s adaptable.

“It’s got to be the right person.

“There are other areas of the pitch I’m looking at too.

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“But I won’t make signings willy-nilly.

“It’s pointless just filling a gap for the sake of it and having the same problem in the summer.

“So far I’ve been pleased with the adaptability of the squad.

“As well as Tosin, I’ve played Matt Phillips, Kyle Edwards and even Jake Livermore at right wing-back.”

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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