Date: 18th January 2006 at 11:35am
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Robson has been attempting to add Middlesbrough’s Ehiogu to his squad over the last 3 weeks with the deal being on, off, on and then off again.

Albion were rumoured to be chasing a loan deal for the defender but Boro boss Steve McClaren said that Ehiogu would not be leaving on loan and it was down to Albion to complete the deal.

Robson was interviewed after the Reading defeat last night and he said, ‘I spoke to the chairman before the Reading game and we were very close to signing Ugo.’

‘I had to leave it in the hands of our administration because of the game so I don’t know anymore at the moment.’

Albion have also been attempting to complete a loan deal for Slovakian midfielder Jan Kozak. The midfielder who has been on trial at Albion has impressed Robson and he should sign on loan until the end of the season.

Robson added that, ‘Kozak is a possibility.’