By Danny Wright

13th Jan, 2020 | 3:47pm

Defender heads to West Brom for one-week trial, short-term deal on the cards - reliable journo

Former Swansea left-back Martin Olsson is set to have a week-long trial with West Brom ahead of earning a potential short-term deal, according to Express & Star journalist Joseph Masi.

The reporter claimed via his personal Twitter account on Monday that the Baggies are set to have a look at Olsson, 31, over the coming days before making a decision on whether to offer him a contract.

Olsson has been without a club since being released by Swansea at the end of last season and it is understood that Albion are wary of his possible lack of fitness.

However if he does manage to prove his fitness over the next week, it does seem as though the Sweden international will be snapped up by Slaven Bilic to bolster his left-back options.

Kieran Gibbs has only played nine times in the Championship this season due to constant injury issues while there are doubts surrounding Nathan Ferguson’s future at The Hawthorns.

Conor Townsend is another left-back option for West Brom but the former Scunthorpe man has not really shown he has what it takes to play for a top Championship club in most of his appearances for the Baggies.

Olsson is a very experienced left-back in English football with over 300 appearances in the Premier League and Championship combined.

If he does prove that he is fit then he could be a valuable player in the coming months as West Brom aim to seal their return to the top-flight.

In other West Brom news, there’s been an update on Albion’s link with Genk striker Mbwana Samatta.