By Joe Ellis

28th May, 2022 | 2:49pm

West Brom homework in demand for John Swift after Hawthorns spelling error

West Brom announced the signing of attacking midfield talent John Swift on Thursday (26 May) as the start of the Steve Bruce revolution.

The 26-year-old enjoyed a stunning season for Reading in 2021-22 despite the Royals only avoiding relegation from the Championship by one single position.

After 13 goals and 11 assists in the second division, Swift decided to leave the Select Car Leasing Stadium when his contract expires at the end of June and the Baggies swooped to pick him up in a bargain deal.

Swift took to Twitter on Saturday (28 May) but he may be wishing for the edit button as he worryingly misspelt our Hawthorns home.

“Delighted to have signed for this great club and excited for the next 3 years, looking forward to getting pre-season started and getting my first game at the Hawthorne’s WBA see you all soon,” he said.

Whether this was a simple, honest misclick or he actually thinks that is how our ground is spelt is something only he knows but the club’s PR department will be quick to check and alert him regardless.

It isn’t the most horrifying of errors and not something that many will be holding against him if he starts to bang the goals in like he did for Reading last season.

But he could do with brushing up on his Albion knowledge before he reports for pre-season training and Bruce should be sure to send over all the necessary information for him to peruse.

He ought to become very familiar with the stadium too because if he performs like we know he can, he won’t be going anywhere else for the foreseeable future as he may even lead us back to the Premier League.

In other West Brom news, Bruce’s hopes of signing a player from his former club may be over as they hope to offer him out elsewhere in a swap deal.

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