“Didn’t Take It” – Darren Moore Gets Huge West Brom Transfer Admission

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Former West Brom manager Darren Moore has admitted his former club is close to signing Brentford hotshot Ollie Watkins. Watkins, firmly in search of the championship gold boot, impressed Moore during his stay at Exeter.

However, Albion did not follow up on a signature.

“I have an interest in Ollie (Watkins) because when I was loan manager at West Brom, I went to Exeter and we sent a player to Exeter on loan,” Moore admitted to Sky Sports.

“I remember talking to Paul Tisdale at the time and he recommended Watkins to us as the player we should buy.

“Unfortunately at West Brom, we didn’t take the step back then.

“Whether the recruiting department didn’t like it at the time, or whatever, but I recommended it and it never happened.

“On a personal level, I saw him become that number nine and someone who scores important goals. ”

One of those goals, of course, came yesterday against West Brom, condemning the Baggies to defeat.

“They will not be happy to have scored one point out of the six available,” added Moore in the loss to Brentford.

“But they still have the five-point gap and the goals they have could help.

“I don’t think there will be panic from Slaven (Bilic) or the team.

“It’s a good group, an experienced group and they just moved in.

“There are now two games and yes, they will be disappointed, but with the games to come, I hope they improve as they go along and recognize areas where they need to get stronger.

“In the second half, those first 20-25 minutes are something they have to watch and reproduce in the remaining games. “



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