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Steve Clarke hints at free agent signing

West Bromwich boss Steve Clarke has admitted that he is exploring the possibility of signing a free agent to boost his ranks.

With Youssouf Mulumbu returning from Africa Cup of Nations with a knee injury and Goran Popov suspended for three matches, the talented manager might have to delve into the free agent market.

Youssef Mulumbu missed the Tottenham defeat through a knee injury and could be set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

“There are a number of free agents on the market now,” Clarke was quoted as saying in Express & Star.

“I saw were were linked with him (Nigel Reo-Coker) and now we’ve lost another member of the squad – Popov can’t play until March 9 – it is something I might have to consider.

“Not specifically Nigel, but maybe we have to look at little bit at that market just to see if we need to boost the squad a little bit.”

The January transfer window in England ended on the 31st January, but clubs are allowed to sign free agents outside the transfer window.

West Brom are currently going through a very rough patch, having picked up just one point from last six league matches.

The poor run of results has seen the Baggies slip to ninth place in the overall standings, with a trip to Anfield on Monday hardly a perfect opportunity to return to the right track.

Mon 4 Feb, 2013
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