By Adefunmiloye Alani

6th Jan, 2022 | 6:25pm

Quevin Castro available to play for West Brom again after FA red tape

West Brom midfielder Quevin Castro should be available for selection this month, according to Joseph Chapman.

The 20-year-old was unavailable in recent weeks due to FA red tape regarding his transfer to Albion.

The Hawthorns outfit have had to wait until January before being able to call on him again, and the Birmingham Mail journalist has claimed he should be back in contention for the 23s in their next game.

Good news

Castro joined West Brom last summer on a two-year deal after a trial, making his senior team debut in August.

The Portuguese-born midfielder has played seven times for the under-23s, scoring once, but he last played in October.

Chapman could not provide details, but it appears the FA were not satisfied with some of the details of his registration with the club.

Luckily, that has been resolved and he could be back on the pitch when the youngsters take on their Newcastle United counterparts on Monday (10 January).

Castro has been on the bench in the Championship twice, but he is yet to feature in the league, and it appears the FA red tape stopped him from doing so in recent weeks.

Valerien Ismael’s midfield was down to its bare bones due to injuries, suspension and Covid-19 cases, and while many tipped the youngster to see action, that did not happen.

The reason for that is now clear, and Castro will be eager to force his way into the West Brom first-team picture.

He is still a long way from becoming a regular, but he has the potential and can become a key player for the Frenchman going forward.

In other West Brom news, the Baggies have tabled a new contract offer to centre forward.

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