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West Brom: Bruce could sign free agent Mbaye Diagne

West Brom have had a disastrous season so far since returning to the Championship after being relegated from the Premier League, and despite sacking Valerien Ismael, very little has changed, with new manager Steve Bruce reportedly set to repeat a mistake of the past.

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Express journalist, Ryan Taylor, has reported that West Brom could make a move for free agent, Mbaye Diagne.

Bruce had reportedly opened to talks with Mohamed Diame, but the transfer became virtually impossible to achieve due to the complications surrounding post-Brexit international transfer policies.

The club has been exploring the free agent market over the last few months, signing Andy Carroll late into the transfer window, and now the new manager intends to continue to look for hidden gems in the free-agent market that he can snap up to bolster his West Brom side, who have gone from challenging for automatic promotion to falling out of the play-off positions in the last few weeks.

Bruce set to repeat mistakes

Diagne is no stranger to the Midlands club, as he was brought in on loan in the second half of last season with Sam Allardyce attempting to improve his squad’s chances of making the great escape from the relegation zone in the Premier League.

However, the signing fell flat and the Senegalese proved ineffective in his six-month stint at the club as they were relegated at the end of the season.

Despite scoring three goals and two assists during his time with the Baggies, after a good start the player was labelled “demotivated” and “poor” by West Brom journalist and podcaster Adrian Goldberg as the season drew closer to a conclusion.

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The centre forward was released by Galatasaray earlier this month, following a long term femoral fracture injury, that he has been recovering from since December, just another reason why the ex-Newcastle manager should look elsewhere for solutions to his problems at West Brom.

Following a defeat this weekend, Bruce will need to get his squad ready for a quick turnaround as the side are set to take on Middlesbrough on Tuesday evening, in another must-win game for the Baggies away from home.

The league table has not been kind to them already as they have now dropped into 11th position in the Championship, so the new manager must find a way to motivate and his inspire his players onto better results if he wants to have any chance of salvaging their season.

In other news: Adam Reach let down the team against Luton

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