Darren Moore open to Wes Hoolahan extending West Brom stint

West Bromwich Albion manager Darren Moore has stated that he will look into Wesley Hoolahan’s situation, with the potential to keep the experienced midfielder at the Hawthorns.

What’s he said?

Ahead of the Baggies’ clash with Norwich, Moore discussed the possibility of the Canaries favourite staying around at the Hawthorns, having joined the recently relegated side in September in a short-term deal that expires at the end of this month.

“We saw Wes’s intelligence and touch,” he said. “His ability to be a nuisance in those pockets of space and getting the team moving from back to front. The only thing is he blew up about 70 minutes, but his contribution was absolutely first class.

“I know we’ve passed the halfway mark in the league programme but for me, this week gives me an opportunity to lift my head and look at the season so far. I’ll be looking at Wes’s contract situation.”

Limited chances but a big opening

Since his departure from Carrow Road in the summer, marking an end to ten years in yellow, the 43-cap Irishman has been restricted to a combined seven appearances, with Saturday’s FA Cup win over Wigan the longest he has spent on the field since September 25th.

Despite his infrequent minutes and age – only making back-to-back outings in September – the 36-year-old has clearly impressed his boss, and would present a huge coup for West Brom if he remains on their books throughout the season.

In the Championship alone, Hoolahan has amassed 221 appearances and created a combined 44 goals over the years, and has delivered when it matters in every season – the current campaign the only one he has not found the net in, yet.

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