Hughes & co tomorrow
Albion are the visitors to the new look Aggie tomorrow and they'll be bringing one of Brits old pupils with them. Lee Hughes will be here for his annual visit to his old alma mater and will be pleased if he gets a goal.
Scoring goals was something that deserted him last season and was one of the reasons why the Baggies went straight back down from the giddy heights of the Premiership to Division One, swapping places with old rivals Wolves on the way.
He did manage to score last week in Albionís pre-season friendly against Danish side FC Midtjylland on Monday.
The same day we were entertaining Leicester City and giving a very encouraging performance. It's important that we continue to show the same kind of class against the Baggies with a few players still out for a contract.
Two that didn't get one were released earlier in the week. Mark Danks and Eliot Paschalis were both told by Brit that they wouldn't be taken on. Paschalis is now having a trial with Kettering, Hednesford and Halesowen Town are showing an interest in Danks.
Out through injury will be John Williams who will be gutted after a good showing against Leicester. He may feel that his chance of a contract has been lessened now that he will probably miss the remaining friendlies. It now gives Kyle Lightbourne a chance to shine and he'd be a fool not to make the most of it.
Also expected to be out are new signing Matt Gadsby and John Danby. Gadsby was having a knee ligaments scan today and keeper John Danby has been rested with a slight knee injury.
Albion have been in the transfer market in an effort to regain their Premiership place and have, in recent weeks, signed Bernt Haas (Sunderland), James O' Connor (Stoke City) and Rob Hulse (Crewe).
Today they were given the go ahead to sign the Macedonia captain Artim Sakiri after he was granted a work permit at a hearing in London. He won't be playing tomorrow.
They have also been after the Ipswich defender Thomas Gaardsoe but have yet to agree on a price.
Out of the Hawthorns went Derek McInnes. He's gone back home to Scotland to sign for Dundee United.
It's on the cards that there will be another good crowd at Aggborough tomorrow so again get there early.