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West Brom closing in on defender Saul Shotton

By Luke Hatfield | West Bromwich Albion | Published:

West Brom are closing in on the signing of defender Saul Shotton following Bury's expulsion from the EFL.

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The 18-year-old is set to sign a two-year deal at The Hawthorns with Bury's future still in the air following the sad news of their exit from league football.

Shotton featured for the Baggies in the reserve game against Mansfield last week. It has been reported Watford and Leeds had bids rejected for him while he was at Bury.

The promising youngster made four first-team appearances during Bury's promotion campaign last season.

The Stoke-born youngster is most comfortable at centre-half and was part of the Potters' academy before moving on to Bury in 2017, rising through the ranks with the Shakers.

Luke Hatfield

By Luke Hatfield
Digital Sports Journalist - @LHatfield_Star

Digital Sports Journalist based in Wolverhampton working on the Express & Star and Shropshire Star.

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