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Former West Brom midfielder Darren Carter backs Darren Moore to take Baggies back up

By Jonny Drury | West Bromwich Albion | Published:

Former Albion midfielder Darren Carter has backed old team mate Darren Moore to lead the Baggies straight back to the promised land of the Premier League.

Darren Carter in action for Solihull Moors.

Carter, who played alongside Moore for a brief period at The Hawthorns in the 2005/2006 season, has admitted he always saw managerial credentials in the Baggies cult hero.

He has been keeping a close eye on his former side, and believes a bit of consistency is all they need to guarantee promotion.

Carter told the Express & Star: "I've still got a lot of friends there and I'm very good friends with Mooro and I'm just glad they're doing so well.

"I fancied them for the top two at the start of the season and I still think they will creep in there.

"They have a fantastic squad that is built for getting out of the Championship, they just need consistency at the business end of the season.

"Mooro is a great guy who is passionate about the game, and is a likeable guy who I knew would get into coaching. People want to play for him, he has a good team around him, and gets you motivated."

Carter was speaking after his current side Solihull Moors, had lost 2-1 to AFC Telford United in the FA Trophy.

The 35-year-old has been at Moors since the summer of 2017, and recently signed a new contract until June 2020.

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Moors are currently second in the National League, striving for promotion to the Football League for the first time in their history.

Carter is hoping for one last hurrah in league football before a possible venture into management.

"We have 12 massive games now,” he said. "Personally I would like another crack at it in my later years, so we will keep grinding and see where we land.

"I'm coaching in the academy here and I am enjoying that. I love playing and want to stay fit for a couple of years before I hang my boots up.

"Then I will see what is out there and if I still have the hunger and desire, which I am sure I will. I just want to enjoy the last few years of playing first."

Jonny Drury

By Jonny Drury
@JonnyDrury_Star

Senior reporter covering Oswestry and Mid Wales.

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