Yacob training with Baggies

Argentina international links up with squad in Malmo with view to permanent move

ALBION yesterday welcomed three fresh faces to their Swedish training camp – Argentina international Claudio Yacob and fit-again duo Jerome Thomas and George Thorne.

Former Racing Club midfielder Yacob, now a free agent, has flown out to Malmo for a training spell with Steve Clarke’s men with a view to a permanent move.

Sporting & technical director Dan Ashworth said: “This will give Claudio the chance to take a closer look at us, and us at him.”

Thomas and Thorne were pulled out of Tuesday’s flight to Sweden to undergo treatment after suffering minor knocks.

But both have now been declared fit enough to rejoin pre-season training.

However, Chris Brunt, who is carrying a minor calf problem, has flown home to make use of the club’s rehab facilities, which should speed up his recovery.