We finish with a player who didn’t score in that game, but who could well be a target if we lose Morrell and Connolly. Azaz plays a little deeper than the three we’ve mentioned, he’s a central midfielder who would almost certainly fill the Joe Morrell role. He might even be good cover if we needed a player in that role from the bench.
The big issue would be whether the Baggies would loan these players out if they weren’t going to play all that much. Soule, probably not, but the others they might take a chance.
Azaz is described by their official website as ‘a strong, intelligent player who is a regular for Albion Under-23s’ as well as ‘an impressive and creative passer of the ball’. They sound suspiciously like the sort of attributes Michael Appleton values highly in his midfield and attacking players.
— Finn azaz (@finnazaz) July 17, 2019