West Bromwich Albion head coach Darren Moore has confirmed that former Wolverhampton Wanderers’ player Greg Halford will not be handed a deal at the club despite him joining us for training in recent times.
Speaking to the E&S this week has Moore held his pre-Sheffield United press conference ahead of tonight’s Championship clash, the players’ appearances at the training ground did give rise to a couple of questions, but Moore confirmed that we were simply doing him a favour as he looks to keep his fitness up ahead of the January transfer window and his hopes of securing a new deal somewhere.
“Greg lives locally, he’s been out of contract. He asked us to come in and train, I’m pleased to help him out and train with the boys to get up to full speed. It’s nothing more. We’ve provided an opportunity to come and train because he lives three miles from the training ground. We’re just helping out.”
The versatile defender lives within a couple of miles of our training ground and had asked to join us, and on his 34th birthday last Saturday, he got 45 minutes under his belt for our Under 23 squad but there is apparently ‘nothing more’ to it, we are just doing him a favour.
With Tyrone Mears not really winning fans over, the fact Halford can play right-back explains why people wondered so quickly if there was more to this.