By Joe Ellis

12th May, 2022 | 8:10pm

West Brom must get rid of Callum Morton after awful loan at Peterborough

West Brom really struggled in front of goal this (last?) season – it’s that time of year isn’t it – and they need fresh faces in the final third badly.

Karlan Grant might have bagged 18 goals on his own but he also had the hierarchy from the penalty spot to add a noticeable number of goals to his season’s tally.

Callum Robinson, Andy Carroll, Matt Phillips and Daryl Dike have all played minutes upfront with little to no effect and Steve Bruce could do with another top goal scorer at his disposal.

When he looks at the players currently out on loan who could help his problems, he isn’t going to find much joy at all and he will almost immediately look towards the transfer market as a result.

Jamie Soule was perhaps never going to be the answer but he’s proved exactly that by not scoring at all this season while at Cheltenham.

One player who some thought could have been a future Baggies player was 22-year-old Callum Morton after several loan spells prior to this season.

He’d spent time at the likes of Braintree Town, Northampton Town and Lincoln City before this season and he had looked the real deal in all of those moves but it has all gone pear-shaped in 2021-22.

He spent the first half of this season at League One side Fleetwood Town where he scored four times in 18 games in League Two but the Cod Army sent him back to The Hawthorns in January.

He was then picked up by Peterborough United in the Championship where things have gone even worse. The 22-year-old has played just seven times for Posh with no goals and one solitary assist to his credit [Transfer Markt].

If he was ever going to be good enough to play for the Albion at any level, he would have been at the very least playing every week for one of the division’s worst sides.

You would hope he could contribute a lot more in the final third too considering he is an attacker but his baron season should be the last straw for Bruce and West Brom, he needs to be sold in the summer and never seen again at The Hawthorns.

In other West Brom news, former Albion director Dan Ashworth has revealed that we were close to signing two extremely good players before they made it in the big time.

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