At the moment it seems like bad news is never far away from the Hawthorns, as after they finally had their managerial shambles put to bed, Gareth Barry was ruled out for the remainder of the season.
The midfielder had been a bit part of the Baggies midfield this term but would have been a valuable asset during the play-offs. However, they’ll now be without him as the experienced head gets set to undergo surgery on a knee issue that has kept him out since the beginning of March.
Albion supporters haven’t taken the news very well and were absolutely gutted to see the ex-England international’s news.
Reacting on Twitter, one fan went as far as saying that his career was now finished. It was a damning statement, but at the age of 38, it may not be surprising if Barry does decide to hang up his boots.
Other members of the Hawthorns faithful decided to focus on how big a loss he would be during the final month, as one fan claimed his experience would have been great for the play-offs.
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Barry has featured in 24 Championship fixtures this term for the Baggies, scoring one goal.
Here’s what some fans have been saying.
whatever way you look at this GB is a big loss to us . his experience on the pitch would have been invaluable in the PO games
— Carl Burkitt (@baggyboy1878) April 18, 2019
That’s his career finished ?
— Aiden Porter (@AidenPorterWBA) April 18, 2019
That’s a big lost ☹️
— Michael Barnes (@Michael65101368) April 18, 2019
— John (@Johntur01) April 18, 2019
V bad news. His calm and experience would have been great for the play-offs.
— Safiya Outlines (@SafiyaOutlines) April 18, 2019
Big blow in my opinion …probably never to be seen in West Brom shirt again ?
— Robert Johnson (@Baggeridgebaggy) April 18, 2019
Would not be surprised if he hangs is boots up now
— Mark baggies beckett (@markloutaylor) April 18, 2019
So sorry to hear this Gareth! You have been immense this season! Hope you recover quickly!!! ?⚪️
— MrsCarbfairy (@ecarberry1) April 18, 2019