By Joe Ellis

13th Jan, 2022 | 8:40am

West Brom duo return from loan after game time struggle

AFC Telford United have sent goalkeeper Ted Cann and defender Saul Shotton back to West Brom after they failed to break into the team, according to the Shropshire Star.

Shotton played just nine times for the Bucks, who changed managers during his stay at the New Bucks Head.

Cann featured even less, earning six games for the National League North club filling in for the injured Russ Griffiths.

The end is nigh

The news doesn’t make for particularly good reading for Baggies fans and the players themselves will be concerned for their futures.

Both players are 21 years of age and by that age, they should already be in and around Valerien Ismael’s squad.

Much like Taylor Gardner-Hickman who has been a regular feature in the Championship this season despite being a year younger than both Shotton and Cann.

But this duo haven’t been able to regularly play games in the sixth tier and that could spell disaster for their professional careers at West Brom.

They’ve effectively been rejected by a non-league club and unless an injury crisis like never before hits the Hawthorns now, you can’t see a way in which they play a game for the club.

For Shotton and Cann, this is highly likely to be the end of the road for their professional careers and the hunt for a non-league team, and a 9-5 job, could be about to begin.

In other West Brom news, Valerien Ismael has shared a fitness update on new signing Daryl Dike ahead of this weekend’s game against QPR.