By Danny Wright

12th May, 2021 | 7:10am

Kyle Edwards almost certain to exit West Brom

Kyle Edwards is almost certain to leave West Brom in the summer when his contract expires at The Hawthorns, according to The Athletic journalist Steve Madeley.

Edwards, 23, hasn’t made a single Premier League appearance since Slaven Bilic was sacked, failing to play in the league since the defeat to Tottenham in November.

The former England Under-20 international has not even made one of Sam Allardyce’s matchday squads in the league since the 5-0 loss to Manchester City in January and it seems as though he’s unlikely to be playing for the Black Country club again.

“Slaven Bilic was a fan of Edwards but others at the club are less sure whether he has a role to play in their future,” Madeley wrote on The Athletic website.

“If Edwards was going to stay with Albion, a new contract would have been agreed by now. It’s fairly certain he will leave at the end of the season but I’m sure he will find a club, probably elsewhere in the Championship.”

Time to move on

Edwards may have been one of Slaven Bilic’s favourites but we all know how badly Bilic judged some of the players at The Hawthorns.

He may be one of the club’s academy products and he may be versatile enough to play in multiple areas of the attack but has Edwards ever really shone for West Brom?

You could say he had a few impressive games last season in the Championship but when he saw ‘a few’, we’re being generous.

Last term, Edwards scored twice in 26 Championship appearances for a promotion-winning team – hardly encouraging for someone going into the Premier League.

From what we’ve seen of Edwards, he’s definitely good enough for the second-tier but perhaps for a team with lower expectations.

We’d be surprised to see him stay and get a new contract with his existing deal so close to expiring so we could see him join one of our second-tier rivals in time for next term.

Wherever he ends up, we wish him well.

In other West Brom news, Kevin Phillips suggests Albion should try to re-sign this player on a second loan deal.

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