West Bromwich Albion should consider move for Ashley Williams in the summer

West Bromwich Albion should consider making a move for Everton defender Ashley Williams when the season comes to an end.

What’s the word?

Darren Moore’s side are going through a difficult patch as they are winless in their last four matches.

Not long ago, the Baggies were at the top of the Championship table, but now they find themselves seventh in the standings, five points adrift of leaders Leeds United.

The dynamic trio of Dwight Gayle, Jay Rodriguez and Ashley Barnes has been impressive, but West Brom have struggled defensively at times this season.

With that in mind, the club should have the 6ft tall Ashley Williams on their list of potential transfer targets.

Why him?

The experienced centre-back is expected to be looking for a new club come the end of the season after he was shipped out on loan by Everton.

Williams is currently plying his trade at Stoke City temporarily and has played in 12 matches in all competitions.

The 34-year-old’s discipline has been a slight problem over the last 12 months or so, and in only his third appearance for the Potters he was sent off after receiving a second yellow card.

After spending the next four matches on the bench, Williams returned to the line-up and has been a regular ever since.

The Wales international’s experience would be a major positive for the Baggies, plus if they manage to earn promotion it would help them to convince Williams to have one final crack at the Premier League.