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West Brom sign Tottenham´s Pritchard on loan

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 1 Feb 2016

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West Brom have sealed the deadline-day signing of Tottenham attacking midfielder Alex Pritchard on loan until the end of the season.

The 22-year-old has only made one substitute appearance for Spurs in the Premier League this campaign and has joined Tony Pulis’ men in search of more regular first-team action having recovered from an ankle problem.

Pritchard made a total of 47 appearances on loan at Championship side Brentford last season and has previously had spells at Swindon Town and Peterborough United.

West Brom are sitting 14th in the Premier League and Pritchard, who successfully passed a medical on Monday, is their second signing of the transfer window after Sandro’s loan switch from QPR.

Pritchard was reportedly close to agreeing a move to Championship promotion hopefuls Burnley on Sunday, but has instead opted to remain in the top flight.

“It’s been a hectic few hours – I was close to going elsewhere – but when this came about I didn’t hesitate to come here,” said Pritchard, who was signed in time to be in contention to make his debut against Swansea City on Tuesday.

“I’m here and excited to get going. I spoke to Tony Pulis and coaches and was told to do my best, work hard and make an impression.

“I’m an attacking player, I like to get on the ball, make things happen and have an eye for goal. 

“I can play on the wing or centrally – it’s a dream to play in the Premier League and I hope I get that chance.”
 

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