According to the Express and Star, four clubs have enquired about taking West Brom’s promising young midfielder Sam Field on loan for this season – three of which are fellow Championship clubs in Barnsley, Wigan Athletic and Charlton Athletic.
The 21-year-old made his professional debut for the club in May 2016 after coming through the academy ranks but has struggled for game time ever since having only made a total of 40 appearances – just 12 of which coming in last season’s Championship playoff run, only four of those matches were starts.
Whether the Baggies keep hold of the midfield starlet for this season remains to be seen but with the transfer deadline looming for Championship clubs the decision needs to be made very soon.
A number of fans at the Hawthorns believe Field should be part of Slaven Bilic’s first-team plans regularly.
One supporter called him a fans favourite who has never let the club down, claiming he would be a perfect holding midfielder to support Romaine Sawyers and Filip Krovinovic before going on to brandish him ‘top draw.’
Others wondered why he wasn’t ahead of Jake Livermore in the pecking order with one fan telling the club to get rid of the 29-year-old so Field could get in the team. This was backed up by another who said that he would take the youngster over Livermore every day of the week.
Here’s the best of the reaction:
Very well put. He's a fans favourite never lets us down. I would start him every game he is a brilliant holding midfielder perfect to support Romaine and Filip. Maybe a loan spell might do him good if Slavan feels it's right. Top draw player should defo be in our plans
— Craig Ruff (@CraigoRuff) August 7, 2019
Tidy player and right up there with the best we’ve got when it comes to passing. Think he improved a lot under big dave, his awareness of covering and getting stuck in defensively showed a lot, especially the Brighton cup game, play him alongside Sawyers and give him a chance
— richard abbotts (@rja83) August 7, 2019
Consistently over looked for senior pros yet why ? Livermore was poor last season by and large still selected , Brunt should never start in cm , Barry I’ll give you as he was excellent at times
— Jason Wheeler (@lebouf1976) August 7, 2019
I dont understand it as he’s never let Baggies down. He had two MOM performances v Toon and Spurs then went missing!!
Get him in the team and rid Livermore (on higher wages too)
— Kevin Green (@KevinGr18640522) August 7, 2019
So Livermore is going to play every game? Field should get 20 starts with us this season. Good player.
— Brad (@brada_wba) August 7, 2019
Stupid if we let him go
— Michael Bromfield (@MichaelBromfi11) August 6, 2019
Just get rid of Livermore
— sam???? (@sammycinnamon_) August 6, 2019
I would have him instead of Livermore any day of the week , stop just looking at a player with so called experience as the be all , look at someone who is tactically aware, and this day and age quicker , he could easily play in that role and excel , he needs games same as leko
— Bal (@BalWBA35) August 7, 2019