Robbo's Rich hope
By Chris Stanton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
West Brom manager Bryan Robson is still hopeful of signing Kieran Richardson.
West Bromwich Albion manager Bryan Robson is still hopeful of signing Manchester United's Kieran Richardson on loan for the forthcoming campaign.
Richardson spent a successful spell on loan last term after signing during the January transfer window and was instrumental in ensuring The Baggies retained their Premiership status.
After scoring three goals in 12 outings for Albion, Richardson's star has continued to rise, crowning his England debut with two goals against the United States last May.
Robson told Sky Sports News: "I'll be speaking to Sir Alex about Kieran's position this week.
"I should find out soon whether he wants to keep him as part of his squad or loan him out again."
One player who will definitely be turning out at The Hawthorns next season is goalkeeper Chris Kirkland with Robson admitting that he has every chance of making the number one shirt his own.
Robson added: "Russell Hoult has had a groin injury and hasn't played much football as a result.
"It will be some time before we see Russell back; so for the moment it is up to Chris and Tomasz Kuszczak to grab the opportunity."