Mowbray to retain duo
Tony Mowbray has confirmed that he is interested in retaining both Do-Heon Kim and Michal Danek.
Last Updated: 22/04/08 8:06pm
West Brom boss Tony Mowbray has confirmed that he is interested in retaining both Do-Heon Kim and Michal Danek for next season.
The on-loan duo arrived in the January transfer window but have found opportunities at The Hawthorns limited as West Brom push for promotion.
Korean midfielder Kim has figured just six times, while Czech goalkeeper Danek is yet to win a start in Mowbray's first XI.
However, Mowbray is confident that should his side win promotion this season then both players - and in particular Kim - will thrive in the top flight.
Kim is undoubtedly a wonderful footballer," Mowbray told the Birmingham Mail.
"You can speak to any of our players and they will all back that up based of the stuff he can do in training.
"In a less attritional league, and in one that is not as direct as the Championship, Kim's assets and qualities will be there to be seen.
"He's shown me he can run and compete in training.
"Would you leave Koren or Greening out of centre-midfield just to give Kim a game? No.
"Kim has been very unfortunate because of the scenario we've found ourselves in.
"Every game is a huge, huge game at the moment.
"Like Michal Danek, the games are too important to risk experimentation.
"Without rubber-stamping it with the chairman I would anticipate we'll take the option up on both those players.
"But let's wait and see because there is a bit of work to be done on this season and then we'll decide."
West Brom have also been linked with Crystal Palace defender Mark Hudson, but Mowbray insists this suggestion is news to him.
"Nobody at our football has any contact with anyone at Crystal Palace regarding Mark Hudson - I don't know how that's originated."