West Brom stars Kenneth Zohore and Kean Bryan fighting to prove fitness
West Brom duo Kenneth Zohore and Kean Bryan have both taken part in an early pre-season training camp, according to the Express and Star.
The Albion squad are set to jet out to Portugal for a warm-weather training camp, as is typical for Steve Bruce’s teams.
However, the report claims that both Zohore and Bryan have already taken part in a training camp to try and improve their fitness after their injury-hit seasons.
Bruce confirmed back in May that there would be an early training camp for the club’s long-term injury absentees, with Zohore being a particular focus.
Zohore and Bryan made just five league appearances combined last season, none of which came after November.
Are they worth it?
To cast Bryan out would be cruel, seeing as he picked up an anterior cruciate ligament injury in his third appearance for the club.
While he is not necessarily a starter, Bryan is a perfectly capable backup and is worth persisting with.
Zohore is a different story, with the Danish striker frustrating fans since his arrival from Cardiff City in 2019.
He was far from a cheap signing, costing £8million from The Bluebirds, and to say the move has not worked out would be an understatement.
The 28-year-old has made just 23 appearances for The Baggies since his arrival, scoring just five goals.
His first season was ravaged by calf injuries as Albion were promoted under Slaven Bilic, but even when he played, he was underwhelming.
Bilic then loaned him out to Millwall after promotion where again he scored just a handful of goals and barely played due to calf injuries.
While the club are desperate to see a return on the significant investment they made on Zohore, they should face facts and realise they will not get one.
He has been an unmitigated disaster for Albion and the time is coming for them to cut ties.