Kuszczak to quit Baggies
By Lewis Rutledge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak is set to leave West Brom in a bid to play regularly.Goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak is set to leave West Brom in a bid to play regular first team football.
The Pole has had limited opportunities at The Hawthorns due to Chris Kirkland's outstanding form, and is not content to settle for a place on the substitutes' bench.
"I have spoken to the manager recently and told him that I definitely wanted to leave, whether it's on loan or permanently," Kuszczak told the Polish press.
"But to be honest, even if the club won't let me leave, I still want to go somewhere where I can play regular football. I was happy to tolerate being sat on the bench last season but not anymore."
The keeper is keen to add to the two caps he has won for Poland, and would be willing to play in a lower division to increase his chances.
"There is a lot of competition in the Premier League but I would be happy to play in The Championship where I am more likely to be spotted playing regular football than sitting on the bench."
Kuszczak played in the Carling Cup victory over Fulham on Tuesday and could be in line for a spell in the side after number one Kirkland was ruled out for four weeks with a bruised kidney.
"I got a chance against Fulham and believe I didn't play too badly but that one match doesn't change my situation at the club.
"Bryan Robson came up to me after the game and said "well done," but the fact is I have already started looking for a new club," he added.
Baggies boss Robson has recalled Russell Hoult from a loan spell at Nottingham Forest as cover, but is unlikely to release Kuszczak with the situation as it is.