Date: 22nd May 2019 at 6:30am
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With West Bromwich Albion Technical Director Luke Dowling confirming the other day that the club wouldn’t be looking to make Newcastle United striker Dwight Gayle a permanent addition to our playing staff this summer, there was always going to be some fallout from that decision.

The 28-year-old had a fantastic season at The Hawthorns, scoring 24 goals in the Championship to send us through to the Play-Offs, which we ultimately lost out on following defeat to Aston Villa.

Fans were looking for a pick me up and many hoped Gayle’s permanent capture would be exactly that as we look to go one step further next year, but the decision was taken purely from a financial perspective. Given this years’ lofty expectations from the Board and the owner where anything but automatic promotion became a sackable offence, despite former head coach Darren Moore seemingly not properly backed last summer, it seems our next gaffer is set for more of the same and these fans, at least, are both disappointed and not that surprised.

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