Dwight Gayle was easily one of West Brom’s stand out men this season. The forward scored a bucket load of goals but after picking up a red card in their play-off first leg with Aston Villa, was missing for their most important game of the campaign.
And with Albion failing to achieve promotion, The Express & Star have confirmed that Gayle will not return for another spell next term, mainly because of the wages he’s on. Technical Director Luke Dowling urged the fans to trust the club in their decision.
The statement didn’t make good reading for West Brom fans who consequently berated the club after the news was revealed.
One fan demanded that the board was sacked whilst others commented on how they were now on the verge of mediocrity.
A further supporter went as far as saying it would be the worst summer in West Brom history. Another added it would be the reality check some needed.
Gayle scored 24 goals in what was a stellar campaign for the 28-year-old. However, the Baggies will have to try again next term without him.
Here’s what fans have been saying on Twitter.
Amazed so many thought we would. This might be the reality some need.
— P.M@Geordiebaggie (@Geordiebaggie) May 19, 2019
What about all he money they saved by appointing head coaches from the academy
— Pat Frost (@KitmanPat) May 19, 2019
And it begins! LAI OUT!
— Chris Caddick (@cadders10) May 19, 2019
How do they expect us to trust them when they sacked a manager with no clear plan? He’s deluded if he thinks we would ever trust him
— Luke Millichamp (@luke_millichamp) May 19, 2019
This is going to be the worst summer in west brom history. It’s gonna start off with a cheap manager appointment. Then filter in with barely any signings who aren’t good enough.
— Joe (@Yacxb) May 19, 2019
Mid table championship mediocrity here we come #wba
— Jamie Rossiter (@Jay89R) May 20, 2019
Haven’t we got a multi billion pound owner?
— Rob Paddock (@RobPaddockWBA) May 20, 2019
Last call for the train to mediocrity
— Lee Johnson (@TDarklighter) May 20, 2019
SACK THE BOARD ?⚪️
— Sam Rowbottom (@SamRowbottom3) May 20, 2019
Said it many times before, if we didn’t go up first time of asking, this board will have us in this league or lower for the next 10 years plus! And won’t even care #WBA
— Liam Dunn (@dunnda) May 20, 2019